Pumpkin flowers properties

PUMPKIN FLOWERS

Are pumpkin flowers good to eat?

Pumpkin flowers are edible. They can be eaten raw in salads, cooked with other vegetables, steamed, etc. (The soup made with potatoes and squash blossoms is delicious)

Edible properties of pumpkin flowers

Pumpkin flowers have abundant water, very little fat. They are rich in calcium and phosphorus as recommended during growth or problems with osteoporosis.

Although not containing as much vitamin A as pumpkins, its vitamin C and folic acid levels are much higher. (See properties of these elements in detail in the listing below within the section “Food properties of pumpkins”)

Although it is a food difficult to obtain, you can resort to planting your own flowers to use these as something different for special menus on special days.

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Courgettes with flowers still present

Composition of raw pumpkin flowers per 100 gr.
Water95, 15 g
Calories14 kcal
Fat0.24 g
Proteins1.16 g
Carbohydrates3, 28 g
Fiber0 g
Potassium173 mgs
Iron0, 70 mgs
Sodium3 mgs
Magnesium24 mgs
Calcium39 mgs
Phosphorus49 mgs
Copper
Zinc
Manganese
Vitamin C28 mgs
Vitamin A195 UI
B1 vitamin (Thiamin)0.042 mgs
B2 vitamin (Riboflavin)0, 075 mgs
B3 vitamin (Niacin)0, 690 mgs
B6 vitamin (Pyridoxine)
Vitamin E
Folic acid59 mcg

punto rojoMore information on pumpkin.

This article was endorsed by Elisenda Carballido - Dietitian nutritionist. Postgraduate in Phytotherapy and master in Nutrition and Metabolism.
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13 May, 2021

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