Pumpkin is common food for children because of the large deposits of vitamin A, calcium, potassium and other minerals for strong health.
The farm supplies the fruits to flour millers who mix it with sorghum and finger millet for sale in form of uji mix for porridge and other products.
The skin is blended to juice while seeds are fried like groundnuts. The two products are sold as zinc supplements.
Whilst common pumpkin varieties have about 15 per cent of zinc per given mass, the Opica green variety has double the same amount.
Zinc is recommended to cancer patients because it said to relieves pain.