Pumpkin flowers are yellow and orange in color. Many do not know that pumpkin flowers are edible. Pumpkin flowers are also used in salads with tomato, onion, onion leaves, spinach, water spinach, and many more. It is often seen eating in the provinces of Asian countries such as the Philippines, India, Bangladesh, etc.
As I did this morning, I picked eight pumpkin flowers and washed and removed the stem. I just sautéed the onion and garlic, and broke two eggs in the bowl; I also added a little salt and pepper to add flavor. I chopped the pumpkin flower and mixed it with the sliced garlic and onion with the egg. I didn't add flour because I was in a hurry, but if you want, you can.
|- Pumpkin FLower|
|- 1 Onion|
|- 2 cloves of Garlic|
|- 2 Egg|
|- 1tsp Salt|
|- Pinch of Black Pepper|
Do not take the pumpkin flower when it has sprouted, as you can see in the picture below. Because it will continue its growth to become fully pumpkin. But sometimes, even if it has a squash flower, it does not grow. Why? Due to the extra branches on the body of the pumpkin.
So if you see an extra branch in its body, cut it off so that it does not absorb the nutrients flowing through its body so that its fruit grows continuously. Keep its leaves wet every day if the weather is hot and water every day because the squash takes a lot of water because its body is pure juice.
|- Wash and slice the pumpkin flower into small pieces and place in a bowl.|
|- Slice the garlic and onion into small pieces and place in a bowl.|
|- Break the two eggs into the bowl where the sliced ingredients are placed, and mix. Add Salt and Pepper for taste.|
|- Heat a frying pan and add oil. Pour the ingredients into the pan, turning over if it is a little brown or mixing like a scrambled egg for easy.|
|- Put on the plate, and it's ready! Can be stuffed with bread and rice dish.|
Very simple to make and cook, especially if the pumpkin flower is fresh or freshly picked in the vegetable garden. Maybe a month before this pumpkin grows, which you can see in the picture below. I watch and visit it every day because there may be insects and the fruit will break or rot.
Pumpkin shoot is also mixed with various dishes for the knowledge of all who do not yet know it. Probably only westerners do not know this, except maybe those who love vegetable gardening.
Pumpkin flowers are also rich in vitamin A and vitamin B9 which are essential for sperm creation. It also helps to brighten your vision, it also helps to improve our night vision. It is a saying in our area, but the doctors also have an explanation about it that I do not know.