SEED TYPE : Non-Hybrid, Open Pollinated And Non-GMO
PLANTS : Long Veins, Well Branched
SOWING TIME : Summer As Well As Rainy Season
FRUIT: Flattish Round With Deep Ridges
FRUIT SKIN : Shinning Dark Green In Colour With Yellowish Spots/Netting All Over, Flesh Yellowish Orange.
Unlike the ones found in the west with an orange skin and associated mostly with Halloween to be carved into Jack-o-Lanterns, in India pumpkins usually have a green skin. A part of the Cucurbitaceae family of plants just like cucumbers, squash and cantaloupes, pumpkins are widely cultivated and consumed all over the world. Though not everyone’s favourite veggie, they are extremely healthy to eat1! Wait till you know of the nutritional value it carries. Pumpkins are an excellent source of Vitamin A, E, C, iron, folate, dietary fiber and antioxidants. Its consumption can greatly help you with lowering the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and breast cancer, while fighting fatigue, boosting the immune system, maintaining optimum weight, and improving vision and digestion. A water-rich vegetable, pumpkins will keep your feeling refreshed and hydrated sufficiently too.
Pumpkins are generally cooked after removing the seeds with spices. Also generously included in stews, soups, and even desserts. You can even steam, boil or bake it for a delicious savory dish.