World Health Organization (WHO) has recommended pumpkin seeds as an ideal source of obtaining essential mineral zinc. Due to zinc deficiency people have many health problems such as unoptimized endocrine function, low testosterone levels, enlarged prostrate, low energy level etc. Pumpkin seed kernels are the inside part of the pumpkin seeds. To maximize the nutrient absorption capacity of this seeds its outer shell has been removed which contains anti-nutrients such as phytic acids. phytic acids and phytates decreases your intestines ability of absorbing minerals. So, kernels are an ideal form for consuming pumpkin seeds.
Pumpkin Seeds Kernels 100g
- 100 gm net wt.
- Loaded with potassium, zinc, magnesium, manganese and other essential macro minerals.
- Excellent source ofantioxidants such ascarotenoids and vitamin E.
- Quality source of fiber and amino acids.
- Also a good source of B vitamins and vitamin K.
Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds provide us with diverse forms of vitamin E. Since all forms of vitamin E are not equally utilized by our body so many forms ofvitamin E presented in a food increases it’s absorption and overall effectiveness. In the case of pumpkin seeds, vitamin E is found in all of the following forms: alpha-tocopherol, gamma-tocopherol, delta-tocopherol, alpha-tocomonoenol, and gamma-tocomonoenol. The last two forms have only recently been discovered in pumpkin seeds, and their health benefits are remarkable such as higher antioxidant capacity. Pumpkin seed extracts and oils have long been used in treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH). Because of unique phytosterols, lignans and abumndant zinc its tumor reducing capacity is amazing and is a topic of many current research.