Pumpkin seeds: benefits and properties

The pumpkin it houses inside seeds that bring benefits and properties that are really interesting both for our health in general, and for our own nutritional health in particular, thanks to its richness in essential nutrients.

pumpkin seeds

These seeds - or pipes - are also known in several countries under the name of pepitoria seeds or nuggets , and luckily we can find them easily in the market to be able to consume them as such. In fact we can consider them as an interesting nut in our daily diet.

They have a mild flavor, in most cases sweet, and a texture that is very nice when we chew them.

Benefits of pumpkin seeds

The seeds or pumpkin seeds are especially rich in emollient, anti-inflammatory, cardiovascular, antioxidant and antiparasitic properties.

They are really known for their benefits to care for and protect the prostate and bladder.

In addition, thanks to its richness in unsaturated fatty acids - and antioxidants - they become an excellent nut for take care of the heart and prevent the risk of cardiovascular diseases. They also help to regulate the intestinal transit, being interesting its consumption in case of constipation.

It is a dry fruit whose regular consumption is advised in people with diabetes, because it is a good stimulant of the pancreas, helping therefore to regulate blood sugar levels.

In case of excessive mucus, did you know that pumpkin seeds also help to eliminate mucus in the lungs?

pumpkin seeds properties

Even if you are in exam period and you need to increase your memory, pumpkin seeds are good candidates to help you nutritionally, as is the case with nuts or almonds.

Nutritional contribution of pumpkin seeds

Calories

525 kcal

Proteins

32 g

Carbohydrates

13.5 g

Total fat

42 g

Fiber

5.4 g

Glycemic index

75

Vitamins

Minerals

Vitamin A

38 mcg

Calcium

43 mg

Vitamin B1

0.21 mg

Iron

14.95 mg

Vitamin B2

0.32 mg

Match

1,168 mg

Vitamin B3

1.70 mg

Manganese

3 mg

Vitamin B5

0.35 mg

Potassium

809 mg

Vitamin C

1.80 mg

Sodium

18 mg

Vitamin E

26 mg

Zinc

7.48 mg

Images | Public Domain Photos / eddie.welker

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