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Super Foods - Pumpkin Seeds

Updated: May 30, 2021

These are often treated as a healthy snack but still not very popular due to lack of awareness. But here today in this article you will know the benefits of consuming pumpkin seeds.

Pumpkin seeds are very rich in micronutrients like vitamins and minerals especially potassium, magnesium & calcium. they are also rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids and antioxidants, they are very good for bone & heart health. With the presence of healthy oils, these are good sources of beneficial nutrients, such as sterols, squalene, and tocopherols.

As pumpkin seeds contain good amount of magnesium which is associated with high bone density, this helps prevent osteoporosis especially in women after menaupase. Both men and women can take benefit of this super food.


Pumpkin seeds help reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes, because of its antioxidant properties and richness in minerals. Magnesium regulates the insulin levels & improvement in heart health is also noted as 365 mg per day gives positive changes in the lipid profile.

They also contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and quite a good amount of fibre therefore this gives benefits to both heart and liver and reduces the bad cholesterol levels.

They also contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and quite a good amount of fibre therefore this gives benefits to both heart and liver and reduce the bad cholesterol levels.h to increase its healthful properties. lso due to high zinc content which again acts as an antioxidant and helps in improving and better functioning of the immune system it is also advisable for ladies during pregnancy.

They also contain omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids and quite a good amount of fibre therefore this gives benefits to both heart and liver and reduce the bad cholesterol levels.h to increase its healthful properties.also due to high zinc content which again acts as an antioxidant and helps in improving and better functioning of the immune system it is also advisable for ladies during pregnancy.

Apart from consumption pumpkin seed extracts and oils have long been considered and known for its antimicrobial, antiviral and antifungal qualites this also helps in reducing the risk of cancer.

There are several other benefits of this super food but i would say that you can consume it as a healthy snack option, and cosume them individual or sprinkle on any other dish to increase its healthful properties.

here is the complete amino acid profile which is present in pumpkin seed

Alanine0.43 gArginine1.56 gAspartic Acid0.86 gCysteine0.10 gGlutamic Acid1.80 gGlycine0.54 gHistidine0.23 gIsoleucine0.37 gLeucine0.71 gLysine0.36 gMethionine0.18 gPhenylalanine0.51 gProline0.38 gSerine0.49 gThreonine0.29 gTryptophan0.17 gTyrosine0.32 gValine0.46 g


Written by - Rahul Kharbanda

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