From boosting immunity to helping ensure good sleep, pumpkin seeds offers many potential perks.
According to the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) National Nutrient Database, approximately two tablespoons of unshelled pumpkin seeds (28 grams) contains 125 calories, 15 grams of carbohydrate (including 0 grams of sugar and 5 grams of fiber) and 5 grams of protein as well as 5% of your daily iron needs. Pumpkin seeds are a source of magnesium, zinc, copper and selenium.
Many studies have suggested that increasing consumption of plant foods like pumpkin seeds decreases the risk of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and overall mortality while promoting healthy complexion and hair, increased energy and overall lower weight.
In powdered form, Pumpkin Seeds can be used in baking breads.
Pumpkin Seeds also contain an oil, which is commonly used in cosmetics.
Amount Per 1 cup (129g)
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 63 g||96%|
|Saturated fat 11 g||55%|
|Polyunsaturated fat 27 g|
|Monounsaturated fat 21 g|
|Trans fat 0.1 g|
|Cholesterol 0 mg||0%|
|Sodium 9 mg||0%|
|Potassium 1044 mg||29%|
|Total Carbohydrate 14 g||4%|
|Dietary fiber 8 g||32%|
|Sugar 1.8 g|
|Protein 39 g||78%|
|Vitamin A||0%||Vitamin C||4%|
|Vitamin D||0%||Vitamin B-6||10%|
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Botanical Name: Cucurbita pepo
Origin: Whole seeds (Organic) USA; Powder (non-organic) China
Notes: Kosher Certified. Non-irradiated. Non-GMO.
Specifications are subject to change without notice.
* FDA disclaimer
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