Having hearty bisque is one of the best things that you can do when the temperatures start going down. It turns out that pumpkins are tasty not only when they are used in a pie; creamy pumpkin bisque can provide equal satisfaction and bring many health benefits too.
Health Benefits in your Pumpkin Bisque
Pumpkins are the ideal cold weather veggies. Namely, they are not very caloric, contain low levels of fat and help people feel sated.
Pumpkins are also rich in the antioxidant beta-carotene, which your body converts into vitamin A. Vitamin A has the ability to improve the work of the immune system and regenerate cells. It is very important for the health and regeneration of the intestinal cells in particular. Pumpkins are a great source of potassium and vitamin C and may protect us from prostate issues.
Many people don’t know that pumpkins are very good for vision, protecting us from cataracts and lowering the risk of macular degeneration, a common vision problem especially in older people.
Pumpkins are an excellent source of fiber, zinc, and iron and according to many studies, these are some of the most common nutrients that modern people lack. By eating pumpkins in raw form or as part of bisques, soups, stews, bread or desserts, you will meet a good portion of the daily recommended intake of many nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds are quite useful too, including a very long list of nutrients like vitamin A, zinc, manganese, vitamin E, potassium, copper, selenium, magnesium, calcium, tryptophan, and phosphorus. Zinc and calcium found in pumpkin seeds strengthen the bones. Potassium is here to regulate blood pressure while vitamin E and tryptophan amino acid relieve stress and anxiety.
Tips to prepare pumpkin seeds
People can get pumpkin seeds from every pumpkin and contrary to popular belief, there is no specific pumpkin that provides better seeds. Once you open the top of a pumpkin, remove the pulp with a scoop and set the seeds aside. Next, boil the seeds in a pot filled with salted water. After ten minutes, remove from the pot and strain. Let the seeds dry and then roast them in the oven.
Pumpkin seeds and pumpkins can be used in the tasty homemade vegetable broth too. We have shared the recipe for this healthy and tasty broth on our website, so feel free to try it.
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