We all know by now: pumpkin seeds are a holy grail of nutrients, indispensable in any health-aware individual’s pantry.
But what exactly makes these tiny, energy-dense nuggets so special? Well, we are here to tell you.
Pumpkin seeds are, as such, packed with fats. But not any fat! These seeds are in fact full of poly and mono-unsaturated oils with incredible nutraceutical characteristic. The fatty acids that make up the oil found in pumpkin seeds belong in fact to the Omega 3 and Omega 6 family, widely recognized for being heart friendly. Even more interestingly, the oil and its components (such as fatty acids, phytoestrogens and tocopherols) found in pumpkin seeds gained attention by nutrition researchers as they shown a variety of health benefits, such as anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antidiabetic, anticancer and anti-cardiovascular properties.
These tiny seeds are also rich in vitamin E, a very well-known fat-soluble vitamin. The tocopherols that make up vitamin E have very high antioxidant properties and contrarily to other fat-soluble vitamins, they do not accumulate to toxic levels in the body, as any excess is discarded during, you know… “Number 2” situations.
But that’s not all, because vitamin E is also an anti-clogging and anti-inflammatory compound.
Because of their incredible nourishing potential, we created a range of bowl toppers made with a base of mixed milled seeds, and among these there is pumpkin seed! You can find them at www.f-eat.co.uk or visit our blog for more Nutrition Pills!
Lestari, B. and Meiyanto, E., 2018. A review: The emerging nutraceutical potential of pumpkin seeds. Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention, 9(2), pp.92-101.
Brewer, S., 2013. The Essential Guide to Vitamins, Minerals and Herbal Supplements. Hachette UK.