According to many sources, nutrition in pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds) may be one of nature's perfect foods.
Pumpkin seeds offer a large number of nutrients that are wonderful for the human body. 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 bodybuilding protein, along with manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, iron, copper, and zinc.
The Nutrition in Pepitas, Short Version
Contains phytosterols (thought to lower bad cholesterol)
Provides essential fatty acids omega-3 and omega-6
High in fiber
Rich in many vitamins
Great source of protein
Serving Size: 1oz
Total Fat: 7g
Total Carbohydrates: 2g
Dietary Fiber: 1.5g
Prostate Health Benefits:
Studies of health benefits are ongoing, according to most nutritionists and medical doctors. A fascinating fact is that Pepitas are full of monounsaturated oil, and this oil has shown to disrupt the cause of prostate cells growing out of control. We are delighted to hear eating pumpkin seeds may help slow or stop cancer within the prostate.
So there you have it! Delicious and Nutritious!
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