Pumpkin seeds are recommended from the World Health Organization for consumption and like a good source of the mineral zinc.
The best is purchasing pumpkin seeds in a unshelled form to get better zinc mineral.
Anyway, the best is if you can eat entire pumpkin seeds so you will be sure that you are getting all zinc mineral that they have.
Recent studies show that these seeds are a good source of vitamin E in different forms.
Vitamin E in pumpkin seeds is found like gamma-toco mono EOL, alpha-toco mono EOL, delta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol and alpha-tocopherol.
The first and second are recently discovered with their health benefits and antioxidant properties.
If you roasting seeds at your home, we recommend 15-20 min to do that.
Pumpkin seeds – a truly natural gift
Health benefits of pumpkin seeds
Varieties of antioxidants are making pumpkin seeds unique in antioxidant support.
It contains vitamin E in form of gamma-tocomonoeol, alpha-tocomonoeol, delta-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, alpha-tocopherol, antioxidants like manganese and zinc, phytonutrients like lariciresinol, medioresinol, lignans pinoresinol, syringic acid, vanilic, protacetechuic, sinapic, ferulic, coumaric, caffeic and phenolic acidshydeoxybenzoic.
With no exception like other plants which have contact with soil, pumpkin is a good source of minerals like copper, manganese, magnesium, phosphorus and an excellent source of iron and zinc. 3.5 ounce shelled roasted contain 7-8 mg and unshelled roasted pumpkin seeds have about 10 mg of zinc.
In a lot of countries, people are using pumpkin seeds for prostate cancer like traditional medicine.
Beta-carotene which is present in a pumpkin is a very powerful stimulant and he is activating our immune system.
It gives strength to our body against fighting cancer.
It also produces enzymes which are removing a substance responsible for cancer.
Raw pumpkin seeds contain a lot of D-chiro-inositol which is preventing us from diabetes and d-chiro-inositol and nicotinic acid is controlling blood sugar in our body.
Eye vision benefits
It`s proven that pumpkin seeds improve eye vision because they are a source of vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, zeaxanthin and beta-carotene.
Zinc mineral enables to vitamin A traveling from our liver to a retina and is creating melanin, a pigment which is protecting our eyes.
Magnesium in these seeds participates in a lot of functions in our body like creating the energy molecules in our body ATP (adenosine triphosphate), the pumping of our heart, the synthesis of DNA and RNA, our bowel function and relaxation for our blood vessels.
Magnesium is helping to prevent stroke and heart attack and has benefits for our blood pressure.
Vitamin K present in pumpkin seeds helps for stimulation of blood clot formation when we have tissue damage and is preventing bleeding
Oil from pumpkin seeds is a source of natural phytoestrogens that can increase good “HDL” cholesterol, lower high blood pressure, joint pains, hot flashes and headaches which are present like menopausal symptoms at postmenopausal women.
In addition of this you can see also and pumpkin juice for more health benefits of this natural miracle called pumpkin.