How to cook pumpkin: heat treatment methods.How much to boil a pumpkin to save vitamins?

Сб, 03 сен 2016 Автор: Виктория Бабух

Besides the fact that the pumpkin can be turned into a carriage and go to
Bal, this ancient vegetable has a mass of culinary and healing

Only at the sight of the pulp of the fruit is bright yellow by itself
there is a good mood that, in turn, contributes
improve appetite.

Pumpkin carriage is, of course, a fairy tale, but with the fact that the vegetable
possesses some magic power, it is possible to agree, with
provided that they are in the hands of a real fairy, able to cook
from her culinary masterpiece.

How to cook a pumpkin to save vitamins

Each dish should be not just beautiful and tasty. the main thing
the appointment of any food – supplying the body with vital
vitamins, trace elements, proteins, fats and organic
compounds. If at the dawn of civilization the beneficial properties of a pumpkin and
other cultures were determined by man on an intuitive,
subconscious level, nowadays its biochemical composition
well studied, and the degree of usefulness of the product is appreciated

To understand how the methods of mechanical and thermal
processing should be subjected to a vegetable, you need to know at least the main
properties of biochemical substances that make up the pumpkin.

Vitamins A, B and C are contained in the pumpkin in the greatest amount.
Vitamin A in it – 2.5 times the required daily requirement,
B vitamins are represented in all varieties, including –
B9, rarely found in other foods, folic acid.

Vitamins are most susceptible to culinary processing and require
special approach in cooking. Vitamins A, B are destroyed in
the heat treatment process, and the content of vitamin C in foods
sharply reduced even during cleaning and cutting, and after, with
heated to 400C, it is almost completely destroyed. Therefore vegetables
need to wash, peel and chop very quickly, do it best
immediately before use. So, vitamin salads are not
make sense to refrigerate.

As for minerals, many of them are in the process of cooking.
turn into broth. Calcium, potassium, are well dissolved in water,
sodium, copper, iron, phosphorus, zinc. All these elements are present in
pumpkin, and they are vital. Therefore you need to take care of them.
assimilation. In addition, the pumpkin contains iodine, manganese, magnesium,
fluoride cobalt involved in building important organic
compounds, enzymatic processes that are beneficial to

It is noteworthy that the calorie pumpkin is very low (22Kk / 100 g),
despite the fact that it is also quite non-coarse fiber,
to ensure rapid saturation.

Pumpkin, despite being a stranger from Central
America is very widespread in our area. Her without much
labor can be grown at the dacha and household plots, or
to purchase, from the same summer residents, on the market. Considering everything said about
vegetable benefits, it must be included in the menu,
moreover, that in storage the pumpkin is also not whimsical.

How to cook pumpkin – methods of heat treatment

If a solid vegetable needs heat treatment, as in
the case with dense pumpkin pulp, then we choose the options, depending on
from the recipe and proceeding from what was said above about preserving the good

For making salads, desserts, toppings for pies
choose the following methods of heat treatment:


Salt or sprinkle the cleaned and chopped pumpkin with sugar,
so that she quickly released her own juice, and boil it in
the minimum amount of water: water needs exactly as much
require that the flesh is not burned and not stuck to the bottom
pans until it comes to softness. The cover is required
close up

For pripuskaniya perfect multicooker, microwave


You can bake a pumpkin in two ways, while also taking into account
The features of the recipe and the taste you need to get.

The first way. Sliced ​​sliced
Put the pumpkins on a greased baking sheet or cast iron skillet.
Place the baking tray in a preheated oven (170-1800С), and the pan
pre-heat on the stove. To quickly formed
a crust that will prevent, at least partially, the loss of vitamins,
lightly sprinkle the sliced ​​pulp with sugar. This trick is also
will give the vegetable a light piquancy and emphasize the taste of pumpkin. Do not
fear that a sweet pumpkin in a salad will stand out in sweetness.
On the contrary, the combination of all shades of taste is perfect.
harmony that professional chefs always strive for.

The second way. If, however, you want
preserve the natural taste of the pumpkin, then wrap the prepared vegetable
in foil and use the oven. Foil will not let you evaporate
vitamins. Just do not unfold it after baking, until the pumpkin
will not cool.


Suppose the pumpkin is part of a meat stew with vegetables or
is an ingredient in milk porridge. In this case, you need to proceed
from the fact that the duration of preparation of different ingredients is not
the same. For cooking meat, depending on the variety and type,
It will take from 40 minutes to 1.5 hours. For cooking cereals you need to
different cases 15-40 minutes. Add pumpkin 10-15 minutes before
end of cooking. Here we must also take into account the value
sliced ​​pumpkin: grated, grated in 7-10 minutes, and
larger cubes need, maybe even more than 15 minutes.

Another factor affecting the duration of heat treatment –
variety and degree of maturity of pumpkin. In each case, you need to try
product to determine the required hardness for a dish or
soft consistency.


This method of cooking pumpkins is needed most often for soups.
If we are talking about super puree, then reduce the time of thermal
Impacts are possible due to preliminary mechanical preparation:
just mash the pumpkin and send it to the soup along with
fresh herbs for 2-3 minutes. Cover the pan and
wait for the pumpkin to evaporate.

Важно при любом способе приготовления
vegetables to remember the most important thing – you need to keep more vitamins in
the finished dish.

How much to cook a pumpkin – a recipe for baked apples with pumpkin and

Composition of products:

  • Large apples 6 pcs.

  • Pumpkin Pulp 150g

  • Raisin 70 g

  • Dried apricots 80-100 g

  • Pumpkin seeds

  • Honey 200 g

  • Sesame

  • White grapes

  • Orange syrup 100 g

Cooking method:

Wash large sweet and sour apples, cut out some of the pulp and
core with a tail. Wash the raisins and dried apricots (do not steam
need to). Dried apricots finely chopped. Pulp apples and pumpkin rub on
тёрке, соедините с курагой, raisin и мёдом. Prepared mixture
stuff the apples and wrap them in foil. Put on a baking sheet and
bake for 15 minutes at 1700С. When cool, remove the foil,
Arrange the apples in plates, sprinkle with sesame and crushed
pumpkin seeds. Garnish with grapes and pour
orange syrup.

This recipe has many options – pick up
self to apples and pumpkin other favorite ingredients.

How to cook a pumpkin – the recipe for the original pumpkin salad


  • Arugula

  • Fried duck fillet 200 g

  • Basil

  • Rosemary

  • Feta cheese 150 g

  • Olives marinated 100 g

  • Pumpkin, boiled 200 g

  • Red, lettuce pepper 150 g

  • Olive oil, lemon juice, sugar and a mixture of peppers – for


Tear the greens of basil, rosemary and
arugula. Poultry, cheese and pumpkin cut into equal cubes.
Cut the olives into thin rings and chop the sweet
pepper in strips. Stir all prepared ingredients first.
in a deep salad bowl, then lay on a slide on a dish. Of oil,
juice and spices, prepare the dressing to taste, and pour over her salad
before serving.

How much to cook pumpkin – pumpkin puree soup with hunting
sausages, in German


  • Chicken broth 1.8 L

  • Pumpkin 600 g

  • Cream (20%) 300 g

  • Onion, 180 g

  • Butter, melted 70 g

  • Sausages (sausages), hunting 300 g

  • Parsley, curly (twigs for feeding)

  • Sesame, тыквенные семечки, дроблёные

  • Garlic 30g


Pumpkin rubbed on a grater. Cut the sausages into rings, onions
shred. Pass the onions in the heated butter, remove
him on the plate. In the same oil fry the smoked sausages,
adding garlic to them, and also put separately.

In boiling chicken broth, lower the pumpkin and cook until soft,
Season broth with spices, add browned onions. Take off
pan from the stove and pour the soup into a blender. Kill by adding
warm cream. Return the soup to the pan, bring to a boil.
Serve with fried sausages and decorate with sprigs
greens, sesame seeds.

How to cook a pumpkin – useful tips

  • Pumpkin – the perfect vegetable for carving. She can serve
    �“Dishes”, if you cut the “cover” at the base, remove the seeds, and
    put the meat, cereal or fruit inside and bake the dish in
    the oven.

  • Historical artifacts indicate that the ancient Aztecs
    consumed not only the pulp and pumpkin seeds, but also her
    stems, flowers, leaves. Given the emerging culinary idea
    decorate dishes with edible flowers, occasionally collect pumpkin flowers
    and, cutting off the rough parts of the sepals, pickle the flowers in the usual
    pickle, or preserve for desserts in thick sugar

  • Pumpkin seeds are loved by many, not to mention their benefits, no less
    valuable biochemical composition and widespread use in folk and
    scientific medicine. Try to buy the whole pumpkin, with seeds.
    Even if the fruit is large, its flesh can be cut, divided
    in portions and freeze in containers or vacuum bags. Sunflower seeds
    are expensive, and pumpkin is quite a social product.

  • Frozen pumpkin is faster and easier to cook.

  • Seeds need to sort, wash and dry. Keep them in the closet,
    in a tight-fitting glass container. Pumpkin seeds use
    for baking, cooking salads and desserts.

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