Pumpkin Seeds In-shell
The pumpkin plant is grown not only because of its eatable fruit, which can grow up to 10kg in weight but also because of its very healthy seeds that are used to make pumpkin seed oil.
In addition to proteins, carbohydrates, and fat, pumpkins also contain many vitamins (carotene, vitamin C, vitamins B: B1, B2, B3, B6, folic acid, etc.), as well as many minerals (potassium, phosphorus, calcium, iron). They are also rich in oil, microelements, pectin, and dietary fiber. When it comes to their energy value, the number of calories is meager: 100g contains only 30 calories or 126kJ.
Pumpkin seed is often used in nutrition and traditional medicine, and it has 20 times more calories than pumpkin fruit because it contains more proteins, carbohydrates, and fat. These seeds are also rich in vitamins B1, B2, and niacin, minerals (mostly phosphorus and iron), as well as many other healthy and nutritive microelements, such as dietary fiber, pectin, folic acid, salicylic acid, and many more.
These seeds are recommended as a safe and efficient therapy against pinworms in children and other intestinal parasites, such as tapeworms. They can be safely consumed by three-year-old children, pregnant women, breastfeeding mothers, older people, as well as patients with liver illnesses. Pumpkin seeds can also help patients with prostate disease; therefore, these people should consume them daily.