Don’t know what to cook from pumpkin besides sweet porridge with milk? We will correct this situation. After all, you can cook savory and even meat dishes – baked pumpkin with beef. And oven-baked meat in a pumpkin is a treat worthy of a festive table. Juicy and soft meat will be in an edible pot, it is not only beautiful, but also very convenient.
Well, let’s try to surprise our loved ones today!
But first, let’s learn about the benefits of pumpkin – this unique gift of nature. This is just a storehouse of vitamins, and a large part of them is not only in the pulp, but also in seeds and flowers. Pumpkin has 4-5 times more carotenes than carrots. Carotenes are converted into vitamin A in the body, which is good for vision and is also a powerful antioxidant. Pumpkin contains vitamins C, E, K and almost all B vitamins.
The seeds contain many trace elements, and in terms of zinc content, pumpkin seeds are among the top three among vegetables. Due to its low calorie content, pumpkin is considered an ideal dietary product, because it contains no starch, cholesterol and trans fats, little sugar, but a lot of fiber that is useful for digestion. Calorie content of 100 g of pulp is only 22 kcal.
Pumpkin is often used in dietetics – there are completely pumpkin diets. This low-calorie vegetable normalizes metabolism and reduces appetite due to the large amount of fiber.
Pumpkin has a positive effect on the state of the male reproductive system. The pulp of the vegetable has a high concentration of vitamin E-tocopherol, which is translated from Greek as “bearing offspring”. The high content of potassium in the pulp reduces the risk of cardiovascular diseases and strengthens the walls of blood vessels, which is extremely useful for people suffering from atherosclerosis and high blood pressure.
But back to our recipe. Meat, or rather, in this case, beef, baked in a pumpkin is just an explosion of flavors and aromas!