According to many sources, Pumpkin Seeds may be one of nature's perfect foods.
NaturalNews.com states: "Pepitas offer an abundance of nutrients including amino acids, unsaturated fatty acids, and a wealth of minerals such as calcium, potassium, niacin, and phosphorous. They are high in most of the B vitamins, and vitamins C, D, E, and K. They are rich in beta carotene that can be converted into vitamin A as needed by the body, and also rich in the eye protective carotenoid lutein."
Snacking on just one handful of pepitas (about one ounce) provides 9 grams of body building protein, along with manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, copper and zinc.
Studies in Health Benefits are ongoing, according to NaturalNews.com "Pepitas are chocked full of mono-unsaturated oil that has been shown to interrupt the triggering of prostate cell multiplication by DHT, a product of testosterone conversion. The omega-3 fats found in pepitas are also being studied for their potential prostate benefits. The significant amounts of carotenoids in pepitas are of interest to researchers because men with higher amounts of caroteoids in their diets have a lowered risk for prostate enlargement. The high zinc content of pumpkin seeds adds to their prostate protective virtues."
Sprinkle SPUNKS on salads instead of croûtons for a delicious, nutritious crunch and a kick of spice.
Loaded with vitamins and minerals
Contains Phytosterols (thought to lower bad cholesterol)
Provides essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6
High in Fiber
Great source of protein
So there you have it ..... Delicious and Nutritious!