Pumpkin seeds are rich in…
- Monounsaturated fatty acids
- Vitamin E
- B Vitamins
- Copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium
- Help against anaemia, raising iron levels in the body
- Help regulate blood cholesterol levels
- Enhance liver health
- Raise the energy levels in the body
- Strengthen the immune system
- Have soothing effect to prostate problems
- Combat stress and insomnia
The nutrition analysis shows that 100 g pumpkin seeds contain 541 calories, 24.5 g protein, 17.8 g carbohydrate, 45.8 g fat (8.7 g saturated, 14.3 g and 20.9 g mono-unsaturated polyunsaturated) and 3.9 g of fibre.
How to eat
You can eat pumpkin seeds…
- As a small nutritious snack during the day (1 handful pumpkin seeds).
- Adding them raw to breakfast cereals, salads, and homemade soups in order to assign a better texture and flavour to them.
- Adding them to bakery products (bread, pies) to increase their nutritional value.