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.
Prunes contain iron, calcium, potassium, magnesium and phosphate. The B vitamins act as a balm for the nervous system and boost your metabolism. The dyes, especially those in the peel, have an antioxidative effect. They are good for the heart and help to protect against cancer.