Pumpkin seeds benefits and harms

August 12, 2017 17:59 | Drug Plants

People have long felt the power in the use of pumpkin seeds.To treat pumpkin seeds should be used only in a raw form and in any case fried.From seeds More squeezed pumpkin seed oil, which is also used to treat many diseases.
To get the maximum benefit from pumpkin seeds:
1. cleanse them from covering the yellow (white) husk, if any, as some varieties of pumpkins produce seeds directly without this husk;
2. Soak received nucleoli in water for 6 - 12 hours, in order to greenish film softened and all the nucleoli were able to fully digest.


Below is the content of nutrients (calories, protein, fat, carbohydrates, vitamins and minerals) per 100 grams of edible part of the pumpkin.

Nutritional value Calories 541 kcal Protein 24.54 g

Fats 45.85 g Carbohydrates 13.91 g

Dietary Fiber 3.9 g
Ash 4.88 g Water 6.92 g

mono- and di-saccharides 1
g saturated fatty acid 8,674 g

Vitamins beta carotene 0.228 mg
Vitamin A (RE) 19 mcg
Vitamin B1 (thiamine)
0.21 mg vitamin B2 (riboflavin) 0.32 mg
Vitamin B3 (pantothenic)0.339 mg Vitamin
the B6 (pyridoxine) 0.224 mg Vitamin
the B9 (folic) 58 mcg Vitamin C 1,9

mg Vitamin K (phylloquinone) 51.4 mcg Vitamin
the PP (niacin equivalent) 1,745 mg Choline 63 mg

Calcium 43 mg 535 mg Magnesium

Sodium 18 mg Potassium 807 mg

Phosphorus 1174 mg

Trace Iron
14.97 mg Zinc 7.46 mg
Copper 1387 mcg
Manganese 3.021 mg Selenium 5,6 mg

Energy value of pumpkin seed kernels of common and large-fruited pumpkins, dried is 541 kcal.


Yes, pumpkin seeds have protein, iron, fiber, magnesium, copper, phosphorus and manganese, a large number of amino acids - arginine and glutamic acid.And in large quantities it contains zinc, potassium and calcium, niacin and selenium, folic acid and linoleic, which contributes to hardening of the arteries.
pumpkin seeds - a spectacular diuretic, while zinc strengthens the functioning of the brain, improves memory, reduces the overall fatigue of the human body.And yet thanks to the high content of zinc in them greatly improves skin with acne.To the facial skin was shining, eat a day for fifty to sixty pumpkin seeds and you say goodbye to acne.
Increase hemoglobin in iron deficiency anemia and the power of pumpkin seeds, since their composition is rich in iron.In using 50-60 grams of this product can be significantly improved, and blood count.

They include magnesium and potassium, useful for work and functioning of the heart muscle.Even a few pieces of pumpkin seeds per day improved heart function.
pumpkin seeds can be used for diabetics, as it effectively reduces blood sugar levels.When
persistent constipation, you can help yourself by eating pumpkin seeds.They derive from the human body of harmful lead and cadmium.

better to use them after a meal, it can improve the work of the stomach and the entire digestive tract.Especially beneficial effects on our kidneys, as well as on our liver.In acute kidney disease can be prepared following broth.It is necessary to take a thermos and fill it, peeled 4 tablespoons full of seeds spoon.Pour to 0.5 liters of hot water and tightly closed lid, let stand for 12 - 14 hours.And further, preferably between meals or on an empty stomach in the morning, drink a decoction for 14 days.
During pregnancy, eat a handful of sunflower seeds in the morning and during the day about forget nausea.This method can help you, and heartburn.

Pumpkin seeds are considered to be an excellent way to treat depression.After the start of the use of pumpkin seeds, a person relaxes, calms down, thoughts become light.

For men it is just a godsend, because it is a proven remedy for prostatitis.For the prevention of this disease is enough to eat sixty seeds per day.This not only reduces the possibility of prostatitis, but also reduce the risk of prostate cancer disease.
Take 500 grams of seeds, peel them from the shell and twist the meat grinder.Add to it 300 grams of fresh honey and stir.Mass refrigerate.In the morning, on an empty stomach, eat a tablespoon, wash down with 1/2 cup water.Eat only after one hour.

More Pumpkin seeds - this is an excellent anthelmintic.They present this as the acid cucurbitin - a kind of poison to worms, which prevents suction tape worms in the intestinal wall and completely harmless to humans.And there they are desirable for all, because about fifty percent of the population goes to the parasite in the gall bladder.So, to get rid of worms you will only have three days to eat for breakfast hundred grams of pumpkin seeds with a glass of any liquid.


Pumpkin seeds are very high in calories, so have problems with excess weight - do not get carried away.Fried

seeds and no savory drink, they have almost no vitamin and they may lead to the deposition of salts in the body and thus to diseases such as arthritis and gout.

Protect tooth enamel, clean the seeds by hand.