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Pumpkin and nutrition

In Norway pumpkin is not by far used as much as in the States.  Pumpkin is a kind of  a squash, and is some places actually called a winter squash.  This bright orange vegetable is loaded with beta-carotene and antioxidants.

Some of the nutrients for 1 cup boiled pumpkin:

Calories 49
Protein 2 grams
Carbohydrate 12 grams
Dietary Fiber 3 grams
Calcium 37 mg
Iron 1.4 mg
Magnesium 22 mg
Potassium 564 mg Zinc 1 mg
Selenium .50 mg
Vitamin C 12 mg
Niacin 1 mg
Folate 21 mcg
Vitamin A 2650 IU
Vitamin E 3 mg

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Pumpkin

Pumpkin and nutrition

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