Original Squash Seeds
We are best at selling squash seeds that are premium quality when it comes to taste and freshness. squash seeds or pumpkin seeds are highly nutritious and delectable to eat. If you are using the pumpkin for consumption and throw out the seeds, you are missing big time on a tasty and highly nutritious snack.
All kinds of squashes including pumpkins, spaghetti squash, butternut squash and acorn squash produce seeds that are edible and laden with nutrients and minerals that can benefit the human body in more than one ways.
The seeds can be roasted, salted or spiced, all of them possess are delightfully nutty flavor. While the seeds can be eaten with the shell on, you can choose to roast or boil the seeds to remove the shell or hull. The Mexican culture knows the kernels of squash seeds as pepitas. Pepitas are used in many kinds of recipes in Mexican cuisines such as desserts, salads, and soups.
Squash seed is a great source of fiber and protein. They are loaded with nutrients and minerals like magnesium, calcium, and iron. Squash seeds are 75 percent linoleic acid, oleic acid. One cup of squash seeds holds around 285 calories which makes it a perfect snack for people on a diet. While 104 of these come from fat, however helpful for this fat is unsaturated but calorie-dense. 34 grams of fiber, 12 grams of protein and 12 grams of fat are present in one cup of roasted seeds which is enough to provide the human body with 42 percent of daily magnesium and iron intake.
Health benefits of squash seeds
Improves bone health
Pumpkin seeds are loaded with magnesium which is a necessary element for bone formation and function. High magnesium intake means better bone density and reduced risk of osteoporosis in women after menopause and elderly women.
Helps fight off diabetes
Reactive oxygen species assist in the development of type 2 diabetes, the antioxidants present in squash seeds help against the development of diabetes in the body. Furthermore, the amount of magnesium present in the seeds reduces the risk of diabetes to 15 percent.
Heart and liver Health
Omega 3 and omega 6 fatty acids along with antioxidants and fiber are present in a great amount in pumpkin seeds. The combination is a known relief for heart and kidney-related ailments. The seeds have fiber which reduces the total amount of cholesterol in the blood, significantly decreasing the risk of heart diseases.
The omega 3 present in the seeds actively decreases the fatty build up on the arterial walls, lower blood pressure and decreases the risk of thrombosis which can lead to potential heart strokes and fatal cardiac arrests.