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10+ Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH): Pumpkin seed extracts and oils are used in the treatment of Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH) (A non-cancer enlargement of the prostate gland). U.S. Studies have shown a beneficial link between nutrients in pumpkin seeds (pumpkin seed oil extract), and treating BPH. These nutrients include phytosterols, lignans, and zinc, among others.

Protein: Along with all the beneficial phytonutrients and antioxidants in pumpkin seeds, they are also a rich source of protein! One ounce of pumpkin seeds contains 9.35 grams of protein.

How to use pumpkin seeds:

-       With any nut or seed a little goes a long way (remember it contains the building blocks to create a whole new plant!)

-       Enjoy the whole kernels on their own, raw or lightly roasted. (This way you get the complete package of nutrients.)

-       Sprinkle some seeds on top of your cereal or granola in the morning.

-       Enjoy them with your evening salad.

-       Throw shelled seeds into a smoothie (as long as you have a good blender.)

-       Take a small handful of pumpkin seeds mixed with some dried fruit along for a hike.

-       Sprinkle on top of your homemade bread (or mix it into the dough) before baking.

There are many ways to enjoy pumpkin seeds, so experiment and enjoy!




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7:30PM PDT on Sep 19, 2015

can you eat the seeds rigth out of the pumpkin

9:19PM PDT on Apr 8, 2015

i love pumpkin seeds

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5:00AM PST on Jan 10, 2015

thank you:]

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8:56PM PST on Nov 29, 2014

Thanks for sharing.

9:55PM PDT on Oct 26, 2014

Still good to know and still tasty, thanks.

10:37PM PDT on Oct 16, 2014

Thank you

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