Pumpkins can be found in different varieties and colors, such as white, grey, brown, bright orange and yellow. The white pumpkin is common in England. It is primarily used for carving and decoration purposes. It has white skin which is a reason why it is considered as great for carving and painting. White pumpkins can replace the orange pumpkins in many recipes, such as soups and pies. The white pumpkin is available in several varieties, such as ghost pumpkin, albino pumpkin, casper, cotton candy, baby boo, lumina, etc. But the white pumpkin is not just for decorative uses. It makes part of many dishes because it is highly nutritious and it has many health benefits. It has high amounts of Vitamin E, Vitamin C, Vitamin B6 and Vitamin A. It is low in calories. Also it has minerals, such as thiamine, niacin, folate, iron, phosphorus and magnesium as well as zeaxanthin, lutein and carotene. Here are some health benefits of white pumpkin:
White pumpkin help Better immune system
The white pumpkin and white pumpkin juice has many different nutrients which can boost the immune system by increasing the production and performance of the white blood cells. This can help your immune system to be resistant against many kinds of infections.
White pumpkin protection against prostate cancer
The white pumpkin and its seeds have high amounts of carotenoids and zinc which can protect you from the prostate cancer. These elements can help to prevent the enlargement of the prostate as well as irritable bladder problems. The seeds of this pumpkin are used in the treatment of BPH (benign prostatic hyperasia).
White pumpkin treatment of peptic ulcers
White pumpkin can soothe the gastrointestinal tract and also it can help to heal peptic ulcers and digestive conditions.
White pumpkin beneficial in asthma
White pumpkin has antioxidants which can protect the respiratory system against infections and free radicals attack. This is a reason why the white pumpkin can be used for reducing and healing asthma attacks.
Anti – inflammatory
The green seeds of the white pumpkin are possessing anti – inflammatory properties and also they are very effective against joint and arthritis inflammation. You can use the herbal decoction made from the pumpkin pulp as a natural treatment for intestinal inflammation.
Beneficial for eye health
White pumpkin has abundant amounts of zeaxanthin and lutein which are very important for protecting the eyes against free radical damage and also for the prevention of astigmatism, macular degeneration and cataracts. When you are consuming the white pumpkin on regular basis, then it can help to promote the eye health because it is rich in Vitamin A.
Anti – depressant
It is known fact that the tryptophan deficiency is the cause for depression. The white pumpkin has L – tryptophan which is an essential amino – acid that cannot be manufactured by the body. This compound is very important in alleviating a depressed mood which is providing a feeling of well – being and happiness.
It has high amounts of phytosterols. It is known that these compounds can replace and normalize the cholesterol to a healthy level and also they can give you a protection against certain cancers.
Anti – acne
It has Vitamin E and torulitine. This is a reason why the white pumpkin is used in many anti – acne products which are giving you a relief from the frequent breakouts, blemishes or acne. Also you can rub the fleshy side of the fresh pumpkin on your face, two times per day because it is acting as a natural blemish – fighting toner.
Promotes hair growth
It is rich in Vitamin A that is very beneficial for the scalp. Also it has potassium which can help in the re – growth of hair and preventing hair loss.
Prevents damage to the skin
If your skin is damage from environmental conditions, such as overexposure to the sun, then the white pumpkin can be very effective natural treatment for you. This vitamin soothes and softens your skin. The Vitamin C can help to reduce the damage caused by free radicals.