Looking for a health-promoting snack? A handful of organic raw pumpkin seeds will take care of your hunger, while also enhancing your health by supplying significant amounts of zinc, Vitamin E and Vitamin B as well as copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, and selenium. The seeds are especially rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids (MUFA) like oleic acid (18:1) that helps lower bad LDL cholesterol and increases good HDL cholesterol in the blood. Pumpkin seeds contain good-quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g or 54% of recommended daily allowance.
As a whole, they benefit heart and liver health, your immune system, men’s prostate health, as well as help prevent and fight diabetes and scavenge harmful oxygen-free radicals (in other words, they’re cancer fighting!). Pumpkin seeds also benefit women with severe menopause symptoms.
Quick Serving Ideas:
- Sprinkle seeds on your favourite salad,
- mix seeds in your hot and cold cereals,
- add pumpkin seeds to your granola mix,
- just eat them right out of the bag!