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4 INTERESTIN­G THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT PUMPKINS

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• They’re a very low-calorie vegetable, full of fibre, and antioxidan­t vitamins including A, C, and E.

• The bright orange colour is due to high levels of beta-carotene, an important antioxidan­t that may reduce the risk of developing certain types of cancer. It also protects against heart disease.

• Pumpkins are 90% water.

• Pumpkins are believed to have originated in South America.

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