Fluted Pumpkin is grown in West Africa and the fruit is huge, and the seeds and flesh are edible and have many health benefits.
Fluted Pumpkin tastes great and helps to lower cholesterol and thus helps to prevent cardiovascular disease and strokes along with other debilitating diseases such as high blood pressure, diabetes too.
And studies have shown that Fluted Pumpkin can lower cholesterol as much as 50%. And the oil of the seeds is unsaturated and helps build the body and some say prevent cancer too. It seems the seeds and leaves contain phytosterols and chlorophyll and other antioxidants that area powerful anti-cancer agents.
The large chestnut size seeds that are red in color (100 to 150 per pumpkin) can be roast and are full of lots of protein that sustain the body and keep you strong and also help with anemia.
Some new studies have shown that the oils of the seeds may be able to slow male menopause and improve sperm quality.
Fluted Pumpkin contains vitamins A and C and also lots of trace minerals.
Plus the leaves of the plant are also edible and are full of nutrition.
Lots of new studies are being done on Fluted Pumpkin you will hear more about this new exciting healthy food.
Paul Haider – Master Herbalist