These edible seeds of our favorite Halloween squash house phytosterols that lower cholesterol, strengthen our bones and immune system, and decrease the risk of certain cancers. They are also known for their high zinc content, a mineral that helps prevent prostate cancer and boost immunity. Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of protein and iron. Extract pumpkin seeds as is.
Raw pumpkin seeds are commonly found in health food stores and are often labeled as “pepitas.” They are available in bulk or prepackaged and should be checked for moisture and shriveled seeds. Though the roasted seeds are delicious, the raw ones make a better addition to your NutriBlast. When selecting pumpkin seeds, try to smell them to avoid buying a rancid batch. They can be stored in an airtight container in your refrigerator for several months, although they taste freshest when eaten within the first two months.
Calcium 0.7% Iron 7.0%
Vitamin D 0.0% Vitamin E 1.0%
Vitamin K 1.3% Thiamin 2.6%
Riboflavin 1.3% Niacin 3.5%
Vitamin B-6 1.0% Folate 2.1%
Vitamin B-12 0.0% Panto. acid 1.1%
Phosphorus 17.5% Magnesium 21.0%
Zinc 7.4% Selenium 1.9%
Copper 9.5% Manganese 32.3%