Pumpkin seeds are rich in antioxidants, iron and proteins, as well as zinc and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds also contain phytosterols.
Pumpkin seed is flat, symmetrical oval and dark green in color. Some are wrapped in yellowish-white peel, but there are varieties of pumpkins, whose seeds are unwrapped. Pumpkin seed as soft texture and taste is subtle sweet flavor, with a sense of walnut.
It belongs to the family. Cucurbitaceae, and the most common varieties of pumpkin used seed are: Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita moschata and Cucurbita mixta.
Useful properties of pumpkin seeds:
A deficiency of magnesium, responsible for some types of headaches and disorders of the brain and nervous activity can be compensated with half a cup per day of raw pumpkin seeds. Acting vasodilating and magnesium regulates the activity of blood vessels.
Nuts from the core of the pumpkin are an excellent source of vitamins B-complex - thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, choline, biotin, pyridoxine, pantothenic and folic acid. These vitamins play an important role in the synthesis of proteins, the breakdown of red blood cells and are involved in the metabolism of carbohydrates and fatty acids.
Pumpkin seeds are calorie - contain 559 calories per 100 grams. High caloric content due to the protein and fat in them. Raw olive green nuts are especially rich in monounsaturated fatty acids - oleic acid, which helps to reduce bad LDL cholesterol and raises good HDL cholesterol in the blood.
Furthermore, the seeds contain very good levels of important minerals such as copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium.
Nutritional value per 100 g:
Energy: 585 Kcal
Fat: 46 g
of which saturated fatty acids: 9 g
Carbohydrates: 18 g
Sugars: 1 g
Fiber: 4 g
Proteins: 25 g
Salt: 0 g
Type: Lady nail
Quality: broken, size over 5 mm
Purity: min 99%
Moisture: max 8%
Packing: 200 g