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Pumpkin Seeds

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

For more information on pumpkin seeds or other foods with health benefits please check out our upcoming workshops or classes here!

(A) - Amino Acids, (v) Vitamins, (M) Minerals

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