Pumpkin seeds are rich in antioxidants, iron and proteins, as well as zinc and polyunsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds also contain phytosterols - herbal substances that have a very good effect on the prostate

Pumpkin seed also acts favorably in a number of heart diseases, iron deficiency anemias and arthritis.

America's native inhabitants used the pumpkin for food, and the seeds ranked as a healing remedy. They eaten pumpkin seeds to remove from tapeworms, worms and all kinds of domestic parasites, as well as bladder and urinary tract problems. They made pumpkin seeds compresses and applied their skin to burns, headaches and arthritis.

In Mexico, they use pumpkin seeds as a supplement to salads, and in a milky form and for thickening soups and sauces.

Pumpkin seed oil is very popular in India, Germany and Austria for forging sauces, pasta, salad dressings and vegetables.

Pumpkin seeds combine well with the following herbs and spices: marjoram, cocoa, cardamom, garlic, black cumin (seeds), coriander, onion, thyme, sesame seeds, dried tomatoes.