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The Healthy Goodness of Pumpkin Juice

Updated on January 16, 2013

Get to Know Pumpkins and Why you Should Have a Glass of Pumpkin Juice

Nature has given us so many nutritionally-gifted fruits and vegetables to be part of a nutritionally-balanced diet. One of these fruits that we sometimes confused as a vegetable due to its culinary uses is pumpkin. Pumpkin belongs to the botanical family of Cucurbitaceae along with other popular crops we know such as squash, cucumber and cantaloupes.

Pumpkin has played a huge part in the Western traditions especially during Halloween and autumn season when the fruit is abundantly harvested. There are so many ways to prepare pumpkin for food. It has been an ingredient to pastry desserts such as pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie. However, if you're more of a health-conscious type of person and you want to get the nutrients from fresh and raw pumpkin, nothing more, nothing less, then juicing is the best way you can do that.

Whether you bought it from the supermarket or you harvested it right from your own backyard, raw and unprocessed pumpkins are the best for juicing. Extract your raw pumpkin flesh and make some nutritious drink that can provide you with a high level of quality nutrition.

Here's how to make a fresh pumpkin juice in just few, easy, hassle-free steps. In this recipe, pumpkin is blended with other savory fruit juices such as apple and pineapple juice for more unique flavors. Apple cider can be used as an alternative to apple juice too.

Prep time: 10 min
Cook time: 20 min
Ready in: 30 min
Yields: 12 (1 gallon)

Ingredients

  • 2 cups pumpkin (chopped into chunks)
  • 2 cups apple juice
  • 1/2 cup pineapple juice
  • 1 teaspoon of honey (more or less to your liking)
  • cheese cloth
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • juicer

Instructions

  1. 1. Wash the raw pumpkin, slice into half and cut into tiny cubes or into very small pieces.
  2. 2. If you have a juicer, use it to extract the pumpkin juices.
  3. 3. Without a juicer, place pumpkin slices and the rest of the ingredients(except for honey) in a cooking pot. Bring to a high simmer, just before it boils, stirring slowly with a wire whisk.
  4. 4. Filter through wire strainer, stirring with a spoon from the bottom to get all the thick parts through.
  5. 5. Pour the filtered pumpkin juice, apple juice and pineapple juice into a blender. Add the honey (we recommend you start with 1 teaspoon, as you can add some later!) to the juices and blend thoroughly.
  6. 6 .Chill your pumpkin juice or serve iced and enjoy!
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What's in Pumpkin Juice

Pumpkin, from its flesh to its seeds, offers you an amazing array of nutrients and antioxidants in just a few calories. Pumpkin is a nutritious but a cholesterol and fat free fruit. Eating pumpkins or indulging into its fresh juice gives you zero saturated fats but lots of vitamins including vitamins A, C and E. Pumpkin Is among the leading sources of vitamin A, providing twice as much as Vitamin A's recommended dietary allowance.

You can also get fairly good amounts of B complex vitamins from this humble orange fruit. Pumpkin flesh and seeds are also choked up with some bone-building minerals including magnesium, phosphorus, manganese, the immunity-enhancing zinc and copper and the energy-sustaining mineral iron.

When it comes to antioxidant phytonutrients, pumpkin boasts some of the most effective free-radical scavenging and anti-inflammatory poly-phenolic flavonoid compounds. Two of the best known flavonoid compounds in pumpkin are alpha and beta carotene, which are turned into vitamin A once metabolized by our body. Another flavonoid compound in pumpkins is the eye-protective, UV ray-filtering, zeaxanthin, which protect us from age-related eye disease. Pumpkin seeds are also very rich in the health-supportive phenolic acids and phytosterols which could leave the body with so many detoxifying benefits.

So if you're wondering what fruit you should use regularly as the main ingredient of your healthy beverage, and then pick out pumpkins for a healthier choice.

Discover Some Health Benefits of Pumpkin Juice

Drink pumpkin juice and you'll not only get its amazing nutrients but experience some health benefits. Feed your tummy with fiber-rich pumpkin juice and worry no more about constipation as its fibers help normalize bowel movements.

Since it contains so many antioxidant nutrients, pumpkin juice detoxifies the liver helping it to function at its best. Pumpkin juice also functions as a natural diuretic. It helps flush out toxins through urine, prevents and cures stone formation in both gallbladder and kidneys.

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