Oven Roasted Pumpkin

  • Prep Time
    10 Mins
  • Cook Time
    60-90 Mins
  • Serving
    4
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Oven Roasted Pumpkin

Pumpkin is a very versatile vegetable. It can be made in many ways. Whether for soup, creamy food or just desserts. It is an excellent ingredient for snacks or side dishes. Due to its high fiber content and low carbohydrate content, it is an integral part of a ketogenic diet.

This Oven Roasted Pumpkin recipe shows the simplest and easiest of pumpkin dishes. 

Why Super-food is Pumpkin?

“Super-food” usually is a trendy marketing term for foods that have high nutritional value, such as packing tons of vitamins and minerals (from LiveScience). Due to its health benefits, pumpkin is considered a super-food.

The wonderful orange color of pumpkins, much like carrots, comes from beta-carotene, and your body converts the beta-carotene into vitamin A, which is important for eyes health. One cup of pumpkin makes up over 200 % of the recommended daily intake of vitamin A.  Beta-carotene also helps for skin, as it can hamper skin-damaging UV rays (from CareSpot).

Pumpkin is also an excellent source of vitamin C, which is important for strengthening the immune system and fighting infections. One cup of pumpkin makes up 19 percent of the recommended daily amount (from Well&Good).

The high magnesium content of pumpkin is important for muscle regulation as well as regulation of the nervous system. A cup of pumpkin provides nearly 15 percent of the recommended daily intake.

Pumpkins are also an excellent source of potassium. (Pumpkins contain more potassium than bananas!) Potassium is needed by the body for muscle contraction, digestion, and healthy blood pressure. One cup of pumpkin contains more than 500 milligrams of potassium (from Mashed).

How to Roast Pumpkin?

It is very simple to prepare, you just have to cut the pumpkin into smaller or bigger pieces and roast them. When the pumpkin softened in the oven and also may have caramelized, then they are ready to eat. Nothing special to do.  You can eat roasted pumpkin  immediately, or you can prepare many types of food with it. In addition, you can store roasted pumpkin for a long time, so you can eat pumpkin dishes not only in the pumpkin season, and with frozen roasted pumpkins you can prepare any food at any time.

 

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Ingredients

Oven Roasted Pumpkin

Nutrition

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 65
    3.3 %
  • Fat: 0.25 g
    0.2 %
  • Sodium: 2.5 mg
    0.1 %
  • Carbohydrate: 17.5 g
    43.8 %
  • Fiber: 1.25 g
    5 %
  • Sugar: 7 g
    17.5 %
  • Protein: 2.5 g
    3.3 %
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000-calorie diet. Fat 165 g, Carbohydrate 40g, Fiber 25 g, (Sugar 40 g,) Protein 75 g, Sodium 2300 mg, Potassium 3,500 – 4,700 mg. To calculate the whole net carb content in food, have to subtract the fiber from the total number of carbs. Your individual daily values may be higher or lower depending on your own calorie needs.

Directions

Step 1

Cut the pumpkin into larger pieces and bake in the oven at 380-400 F (190-200 C) for 60-90 minutes. The baking time depends on the thickness of the pumpkin slices

Step 2

You can season the pumpkin slices sweetly before or during baking with a mixture of pumpkin spice spices, or even salt, pepper and dried spices like rosemary or thyme.

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