Is it safe to eat raw pumpkin?


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It is safe to eat raw pumpkin. It may be richer in nutrients than cooked pumpkin as cooking usually strips produce of some vitamins and minerals.

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Is it safe to eat raw pumpkin?
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Pumpkin seeds are also edible and are an excellent source of assorted vitamins. They have a low glycemic index and are rich in amino acids and unsaturated fats.

Both pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are considered super-foods and recommended as part of a healthy diet. However, some people are allergic to pumpkins and may have a reaction just from touching the pulp. Even those who are not allergic should only eat them in small quantities at first as the fiber can cause an upset stomach and/or bowel issues if introduced into the diet too rapidly.

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