Pumpkin is a real superfood

Pumpkin is a real superfood

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The pumpkin is a true autumn classic, and for good reasons. The vegetable is not only tasty, but also super healthy. Most people almost immediately associate the pumpkin with Halloween. Yet the pumpkin is much more than a cheerful decoration. Pumpkin is a real superfood!

Pumpkin is rich in vitamins A, C, E, B6, B11 (folic acid) and minerals such as potassium, calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphorus. A very high content of vitamin A and antioxidants (vitamins C and E) ensures a strong immune system and reduces the risk of lifestyle diseases. Folic acid (B11) is an important player in the vitamin B complex and ensures a healthy nervous system and a strong immune system. It also plays an important role in the formation of red blood cells and DNA. So plenty of reasons to eat pumpkin.

We have selected 5 delicious recipes with pumpkin! That's going to be fun.

Roasted pumpkin hummus

This pumpkin hummus is easy to make and very healthy. Place the pumpkin, chickpeas (250 grams), garlic clove, teaspoon cumin and some parsley in a food processor and grind coarsely. Add lemon juice and grind again. Add as much oil as needed for a smooth puree. Season with salt and pepper. Then roast this for 25 minutes in a preheated oven (180 degrees). Roasted_Pumpkin_hummus_index5

Spicy Thai Pumpkin Soup with Red Curry

Spicy Thai pumpkin soup with Red Curry is a delicious dish for this period when summer disappears to make way for autumn. Simple to make and on the table within 30 minutes. Peel the bottle gourd and cut it into small cubes. Coarsely chop the onion and chop or press the garlic cloves. Fry the onion in a soup pan with a little oil. Then add the garlic, pumpkin and red curry paste. Stir everything well. Add the stock and bring to the boil. Let it simmer for about 15 minutes or until the pumpkin is cooked and soft. Time to mash! This is easiest to do with a hand blender, but you can also use a blender! Do you still think the soup is a bit too thick? Then add some water or stock. Serve in a nice bowl and finish it off with a dash of coconut milk and some coriander leaves! a85091fd3bd2737e3a89809bbe4bf393

Grilled pumpkin from the oven

Grilled pumpkin from the oven with rosemary and fresh garlic. A truly delicious combination. And it is also super easy to make. Preheat the oven to 220 degrees, cut the pumpkin in half and scoop out the flesh with a spoon. Cut the two halves into half moons (leave the skin on). Line a baking tray with baking foil and place the pumpkin on it, add the loose garlic cloves to the pumpkin and roughly pull the leaves from the rosemary stems and divide them over the pumpkin. Pour the olive oil and lemon juice over it and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Mix everything together a bit and place in the oven for 40 minutes. Turn it over halfway through. ekopura

pumpkin smoothie

This pumpkin smoothie should of course not be missing. Tasty and healthy!

What Do You Need?

  • 150 g steamed orange pumpkin* (this is a large handful)
  • 1 (frozen) banana
  • 1 scoop Ekopura Organic Whey
  • 250 ml plant-based milk
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla powder
  • pinch of ginger powder
  • pinch of salt

Throw all the ingredients in your blender and go! Blend until you have a creamy, smooth smoothie. ekopura

Couscous with pumpkin and feta

Couscous is very versatile; you can combine it with many ingredients and eat it both cold and hot. And another big plus: it is very easy and super quick to prepare! The recipe for this pumpkin and feta cheese couscous contains many different flavors. The combination of pumpkin with feta cheese is always delicious and the mint leaves make the dish a bit fresher. 542dcbbc8737428a5c666f6e2cc98675

So you can vary a lot with pumpkin. Do you have another pumpkin recipe? Let us know.

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