Pumpkins seeds are known for their taste. Pumpkin seeds are first scooped out of a raw pumpkin and then washed thoroughly and then roasted or baked before eating. But now it is extremely easy to find raw, sprouted, and roasted pumpkin seeds all year with Sorich Organics Pumpkin Seeds.
A quarter cup of pumpkin seeds have 150 calories, 15 grams healthful fat, only a few grams of carbs, and an impressive 8 to 10 grams of plant protein. They are not only dense in nutrients but also health protective in nature.
Here are perks of having pumpkin seed and simple ways to incorporate them into your meals and snacks.
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are good sources of magnesium, manganese, iron, zinc, and copper. Magnesium helps in improving mood and sleep, while manganese aids in collagen production and promotes skin and bone health. Iron and copper are also present in good amount and are involved with energy production, and help in transporting oxygen to our cells. Zinc supports immunity, skin health, and vision. Just one serving of pumpkin seeds can supply 14-42% of the daily target of these essential nutrients.
Pumpkin seeds are also packed with cell protective antioxidants, such as carotenoids and Vitamin E. In addition to decreasing inflammation, antioxidants aid in deterring premature aging and various chronic diseases.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of plant-based omega-3 fatty acids, called alpha-linolenic acid or ALA. ALA protects one from heart diseases, reduces the risk of artery hardening and anti-inflammation.
Along with low carbs and a good source of plant protein, research suggests that pumpkin seeds help in protecting against type 2 diabetes and reduce its complications in other ways, like improving insulin regulation, and protecting organs against the consequences of diabetes.
Pumpkin seeds are full of zinc and iron which are vital for proper immune function, pumpkin seeds possess anti-fungal and anti-viral properties. Pumpkin seeds are a solution for various allergies and intolerances as well.
You can sprinkle pumpkin seeds on anything, like oatmeal, garden salads, cooked veggies, soups, whole grains, and even desserts.
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