Updated: Aug 3, 2019
Pumpkin Seeds (Kernels): Concentrated source of many health-benefiting vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and essential amino-acids.
Tryptophan- (A) naturally aides in healthy sleep
Glutamate- (A)anti-stress neurochemical in the brain, helps reducing anxiety, nervous irritability, and other neurological conditions
B-complex (v), niacin which helps lower LDL cholesterol
thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates (v)
Copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc and selenium (M)
High in fiber
100 g seeds provide 30 g or 54% daily allowance of protein
Good source of anti-oxidant vitamin E which prevents tissue cells from the free radical oxidation injury (sometimes known as cancer)
Lowers LDL Cholesterol
Studies suggest pumpkin seeds have DHEA which block hormone receptor sites linked to prostate and ovarian cancers
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(A) - Amino Acids, (v) Vitamins, (M) Minerals