126 | Sweet Pumpkin

Bengali Name : Mishti Kumra
English Name : Pumpkin
Scientific Name : Cucurbita moschata
Origin : Bangladesh
MOQ : 100 Kg
Season : All Season



Sweet Pumpkin

Sweet Pumpkin (scientific name Cucurbita moschata) belongs to Cucurbitaceae family. It is a type of fruit vegetable. It is also known as sweet gourd. The sweet pumpkin plant is native to Central America or northern South America. Besides Cucurbita moschata, there are several other species of sweet pumpkin; Such as Cucurbita mixta, C. pepo, C. maxima, C. alba, C. moschata and their various varieties and cultivars.  Among these, C. moschata is most common in Bangladesh. Sweet pumpkins are chubby round and have a bright orange interior when ripe. It contains vitamin A and beta carotene and is mainly eaten cooked in curries. Also has a slightly sweet taste.

It is a popular Vegetable in Bangladesh

Sweet pumpkin is a popular vegetable in our country. As beautiful as it looks, it has more benefits. It can be fried, roasted, bharta or eaten in broth, sweet pumpkin can be made into delicious halwa. If you don’t like to eat sweet pumpkin, you are missing out on many health benefits. Contains vitamins A, B-complex, C and E, potassium, magnesium, calcium, manganese, iron, zinc, phosphorus, copper, carotenoids and other antioxidants. Also, this vegetable rich in beta-carotene forms cancer-fighting cells in our body.

Sweet Pumpkin Fights chronic diseases

Excess free radicals in the body can create oxidative stress, which is linked to chronic diseases such as heart disease and cancer. Pumpkin is a vegetable rich in alpha-carotene, beta-carotene and beta-cryptoxanthin. These ingredients in it separate all the free radicals and destroy the harmful cells.

Eye care

A cup of cooked sweet pumpkin does 100 times more than any other food to keep our eyes healthy. Carotenoids like beta-carotene and alpha-carotene protect the retinal cells of the eye, including preventing cataracts. So add this vegetable to your diet to keep your eyes active and healthy.

Keeps cancer away

Sweet pumpkin is rich in antioxidants that help prevent cancer. In addition, antioxidants also play a role in keeping cholesterol low. Prevents buildup of fatty deposits on artery walls. As a result, heart disease can also be prevented by eating this vegetable regularly.

Controls diabetes or blood sugar levels

Pumpkin seeds help a lot in reducing blood sugar levels. Pumpkin seeds are high in magnesium which is beneficial for diabetics. A study conducted by the Harvard School of Public Health found a significant inverse relationship between magnesium intake and diabetes risk. So make a habit of eating pumpkin seeds every day.

Keeps hair and skin healthy

It is rich in Vitamin-C. Which increases our immune system. Helps prevent colds and flu. Vitamin A, C it keeps hair and skin healthy. So you can eat  regularly for shiny shiny hair and beautiful skin.

Sweet Pumpkin Prevents radical damage

It contains beta-carotene. Beta-carotene is a powerful antioxidant. It plays a role in preventing free radical damage in the body. Free radical damage begins due to pollution, stress and chemicals and harmful ingredients in food. As a result of free radical damage, the body’s good cells start to be destroyed and the number of bad cells starts to increase. Green, orange, yellow vegetables are rich in antioxidants.

For expectant mothers

Its seeds can be freely consumed by expectant mothers for the good health of their unborn child. It prevents anemia in expectant mothers and reduces the chances of premature delivery.

Eliminates constipation

It is rich in fiber which helps in easy digestion. It is  improving digestion and relieving constipation.

Advanced Varieties:

Bari Sweet Pumpkin-1, Bari Sweet Pumpkin-2, Sweet Ball, Yellow Card.

Nutritional value:

Every 100 grams of sweet pumpkin contains 13 kilocalories, 6.5 grams of carbohydrates, 1.36 grams of sugar, 0.5 grams of fiber, 0.1 grams of fat and 1.0 grams of protein, 369 micrograms of vitamin A, 0 .05 mg Thiamine, 0.11 mg Riboflavin, 0.6 mg Niacin, 0.061 mg Vitamin B6, 9.00 mg Vitamin C, 1.06 mg Vitamin E, 21 mg Phosphorus, 1.0 mg Sodium, 0.32 mg Zinc And 340 mg of potassium.


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