Pumpkin seeds are rich in protein and healthy fats - so it is written in many directories. But it must be said that the word rich does not at all depict the real picture. These seeds are much more beneficial than you expect.
Pumpkin seeds contain up to 52 percent fat and up to 30 percent protein. They contain 22-41% fatty oils, resinous substances and organic acids. Therefore, the seeds are healthy for children, adolescents, the elderly who need high quality protein and energy substances.
Pumpkin seeds are one of the best sources of zinc. They are one of the rarest foods in nature, containing the highest amount of Omega-6 and like some other types of seeds and fruits, they do not contain cholesterol.
Zinc is especially needed by the human body at different ages: in adolescence, when a teenager has acne, seborrhea appears, oily dandruff in the hair; in older people with diseases such as prostatitis. Studies show that to prevent the disease, it is enough to eat at least 20 seeds in the morning and afternoon before meals.
Pumpkin seeds contain a huge amount of arginine. Once in the body, this amino acid is converted to nitric oxide, which is responsible for dilating arteries and blood vessels, improving blood circulation. The seeds are also effective against worms and tapeworms.
Pumpkin sprouts contain zinc, which normalizes the brain function, improves the memory, reduces fatigue and irritability and normalizes sleep. An amount of 20 peeled pumpkin seeds a day is sufficient. Pumpkin seeds help underweight people gain weight and are good for dry cough, pulmonary hemorrhage, fever, stomach ulcers and urinary tract diseases.
Pumpkin seeds, due to the substances they contain, stimulate the liver. And roasted pumpkin seeds, due to their good taste, have become a delicacy.