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These Superfoods Belong In Every Healthy Diet

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9. Pumpkin

In North America, pumpkins are an important part of the traditional autumn harvest, eaten mashed. In the Middle East, pumpkin is used for sweet dishes, a well-known sweet delicacy called Halawa Yaqtin.

Pumpkin

It has been used as folk medicine by Native Americans to treat intestinal worms and urinary ailments. In a 100-gram (3.5 oz) amount, raw pumpkin provides 110 kilojoules (26 kilocalories) of food energy and is an excellent source (20% or more the Daily Value, DV) of provitamin A beta-carotene and vitamin A (53% DV) (table).

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