- Pumpkin seeds contain about 559 calories per 100 g.
- Filled with lots of minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.
- A good source of vitamin K.
- Contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
- Contain L-tryptophan, which helps with good sleep and lowering depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is also very helpful in helping us to have a good night’s sleep.
- High in zinc, making them a natural protector against osteoporosis. Low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis.
- A good source vitamin E; they contain about 35.10 mg of tocopherol per 100 g.
- The most alkaline-forming seed.
- An excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates).
- Contain good quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g.
- According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.
- Reduce inflammation for arthritis without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.
- Used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.
- Good for prostate health! The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.
Did You Know? The nutrition in pumpkin seeds improves with age; they are among the few foods that increase in nutritive value as they decompose. According to tests made at the Massachusetts Experimental Station, squash and pumpkin seeds stored for more than five months show a marked increase in protein content.
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20 Nov, 2014, By Marian
Mix half a cup Pumpkin Seeds with 2tsp olive oil, 1tsp honey, a pinch of dried rosemary and a pinch of cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste, grill for 5-10min.
Mix half a cup Pumpkin Seeds with 2tsp olive oil, 1tsp honey, a pinch of dried rosemary and a pinch of cayenne pepper, salt and black pepper to taste, grill for 5-10min. and they turn into crispy, super healthy puffs of deliciousness! Im hooked!