Caution should be exercised with home-grown pumpkins. In addition to back mutations, unintentional cross-breeding with pumpkin plants can occur. Like ornamental pumpkins or wild pumpkin plants, the latter contain so-called cucurbitacins. These can lead to poisoning symptoms, such as diarrhoea, palpitations and nausea. Bitter-tasting pumpkins should, therefore, not be used in the kitchen. Better dispose of them sensefully.
As it is high in the red pigment betanin, beetroot has a strong protective effect. The ancient Egyptians recognised the healing powers of the celery root. The Indians and Romans also valued the detoxifying effects of the strongly scented tuber. Celery found its way to Europe in the 8th century AD. Carrots contain more beta-carotene than any other vegetable. The body converts this into vitamin A, which has a strengthening effect on the eyes. This also protects the cells against free radicals. Two carrots a day are enough to meet your daily requirement.
The virtues of apples and relevant health-related aspects have already been discussed on frowner.blog. Mangoes are just as healthy and go well with apples or berries. This fruit is a source of vitamins C, E and B and is very healthy despite its high fructose content. It is also rich in beta-carotene, a precursor of vitamin A. Mangoes "supply" three grams of beta-carotene per 100 grams of pulp, as well as essential minerals such as potassium, calcium and magnesium.