Pumpkin Seeds

R75 per 250g / R300 per kg

Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are the edible seeds of a pumpkin. They are typically flat and oval-shaped, with a greenish-white outer shell and a yellowish-green kernel inside. Pumpkin seeds are a nutritious and versatile food that can be eaten raw or roasted and can be added to a variety of dishes, including salads, trail mixes, and baked goods.

Some potential health benefits of pumpkin seeds include:

  1. Nutrient-dense: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein, fiber, healthy fats, vitamins, and minerals, including magnesium, potassium, zinc, and vitamin K.

  2. Heart health: The high levels of magnesium and potassium in pumpkin seeds may help to lower blood pressure and reduce the risk of heart disease.

  3. Blood sugar control: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of fiber, which can help to regulate blood sugar levels and improve insulin sensitivity.

  4. Prostate health: Some studies have found that consuming pumpkin seeds may help reduce the risk of prostate cancer and improve prostate health.

  5. Improved sleep: Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted into serotonin and melatonin in the body, which can help promote better sleep and improve mood.

  6. Antioxidant properties: Pumpkin seeds are a rich source of antioxidants, which can help to protect against oxidative damage and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.

Pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed in a variety of ways, such as roasted, raw, or added to a variety of dishes. It is important to note that pumpkin seeds are high in calories and should be consumed in moderation, especially if you are trying to manage your weight. Additionally, some people may be allergic to pumpkin seeds, so it is important to be cautious if you have a known allergy. 

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