by aditya abhishek
Pumpkin seeds also known as pepitas, are edible seeds of pumpkin. People eat pumpkin seeds as they are known for their taste & nutritional benefits.
You can snack on raw pumpkin seeds as they are or can roast pumpkin seeds to enhance their flavour and add a satisfying crunch and can also sprinkle on salads, soups, cereals, yogurt, etc.
Pumpkin seeds are packed with essential nutrients, including protein, healthy fats, fiber, vitamins, etc. so they help in overall growth of our body.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in antioxidants. They contain carotenoids & vitamin E, which can help protect the body against free radicals.
The high levels of magnesium & potassium found in pumpkin seeds can support heart health by improving our blood pressure levels.
Pumpkin seeds contain compounds like phytosterols, zinc, and other antioxidants, that's why they are often recommended for men for a healthy prostate gland.
tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin is present in pumpkin seeds, that's why consuming them may promote a calm and relaxed sleep.
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