Nutrition Focus – Pumpkin Seeds

Health Facts – Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds: Pumpkin seeds are full of antioxidants that may help protect against disease and reduce inflammation.

Pumpkin seeds are edible, flat, oval-shaped green seeds. When removed from the flesh of a pumpkin, they can be rinsed and roasted, either plain or with other flavours such as oils and spices, to create a delicious, crunchy snack.

A 28g serving (about six seeds) contains approximately:

  • 128 kcal
  • 7g protein 
  • 1.7g fibre
  • 13g fat
  • 190mg magnesium
  • 260mg potassium
  • 20mg choline
  • 2.35mcg vitamin K
  • 2.52mg zinc
  • 2.84mg iron

They may be small, but pumpkin seeds are little powerhouses of nutrients and health benefits. Like nuts, pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. They also contain a good range of nutrients, including iron, calcium, B2, folate and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.  

What a fantastic Seed wouldn’t you agree? Let’s see if we can in corporate some of these into our daily diet. They are a great snack to have at hand to go with a coffee or keep you tied over between meals.

Alternatively you can add them to your recipes and below is an idea of how you can do that. They make a great salad topper.

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