Pumpkin is round with smooth, slightly ribbed skin, and is most often deep yellow to orange in coloration.The thick shell contains the seeds and pulp. Pumpkin has a range of fantastic benefits, including being one of the best-known sources of beta carotene.
Consuming foods with high volumes of beta carotene may have the following benefits:
- reducing the risk of developing certain types of cancer
- offering protection against asthma and heart disease
- decreasing the risk of age-related macular degeneration