Being a Fussy Foodie/ Product review/ Snack

Pumpkin Seeds

I was just chowing down on my breakfast of ginger tea and cereal (sugar free, wheat free, gluten free puffs – incase you are wondering) which I have ladended with a few Goji Berries, Sunflower Seeds and Pumpkin Seeds. I got to thinking what makes this flat, green, edible seed from a pumpkin so good for me?

Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

I must eat a lot of Pumpkin seeds; toasted, roasted, in cereal, in salads, straight from the pack, over soya yoghurt – lets hope they don’t start sprouting.

So what goodness does a pumpkin seeds contain?

The pumpkin seed sits on halloed ground alongside other described “Super Foods”, with a rich source of protein, zinc, and other vitamins – the pumpkin seed is even said to lower cholesterol:

  • Zinc is needed for the formation of protein and great for male and female general fertility
  • Iron is essential for the generation of new blood cells
  • Good source of magnesium, manganese,phosphorus and phytosterols, which can benefit the liver and can increase immune response (the darker green a Pumpkin Seed shows a sign of higher magnesium content).
  • Contain a good amount of vitamin K – great for bone health and blood clotting
  • Source of omega 3 and 6 essential fats for hormone balance, brain power, great skin and great for pregnant women.
  • Contain beta-sitosterol – said to lower cholesterol, anti-fungal, boost immunity and have anti cancer effects.
  • Contains amino acid tryptophan known to have anti-depressant properties, so a few Pumpkin seeds a day can even help your mood

So it seems these little seeds of goodness are serious packed with nutrients I am going to make sure I include even more Pumpkin Seeds in my daily diet.

You Might Also Like

No Comments

Leave a Reply