Pumpkin seed kernel

Pumpkin seeds are edible seeds that are usually roasted for consumption. Roasted pumpkin seeds are a common ingredient in Mexican cuisine and are often eaten as healthy snacks.
Pumpkin seeds may be tiny, but they are rich in valuable nutrients.
Just a small amount of pumpkin seeds every day can provide you with a lot of healthy fats, magnesium, and zinc.
In addition, pumpkin seeds are also associated with a variety of health benefits.
These include improving heart health, prostate health, and preventing certain cancers.
More importantly, these pumpkin seeds can be easily incorporated into your diet.

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Top 10 Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

1. Detoxification

Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds contain vitamins and pectin.
Pectin has good adsorption properties, can bind and eliminate bacterial toxins and other harmful substances in the body;
Such as lead, mercury, and radioactive elements in heavy metals, which can play a detoxification effect.

2. Protect the gastric mucosa and help digestion

The pectin contained in pumpkin seeds can also protect the gastric mucosa from harsh foods and promote ulcer healing, which is suitable for gastric patients.
The ingredients contained in pumpkin can promote bile secretion, strengthen gastrointestinal motility, and help food digestion;

3. Prevent diabetes and lower blood sugar

Other studies have shown that pumpkin seeds are rich in cobalt, which can activate the body's metabolism, promote hematopoietic function, and participate in synthesizing vitamin B12 in the body.
Therefore, pumpkin seeds are essential trace elements for human pancreatic islet cells and have remarkable effects on preventing and treating diabetes and lowering blood sugar;

4. Eliminate carcinogens

Pumpkin seeds can eliminate the mutation effect of carcinogenic nitrosamines, have anti-cancer effects, and can help the recovery of liver and kidney functions, and enhance the regeneration of liver and kidney cells;

5. Promote growth and development

It is believed that pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, which is involved in synthesizing nucleic acid and protein in the human body.
It is an inherent component of adrenal cortex hormones and is an essential substance for human growth and development.

6. Pumpkin seeds have a good effect on killing parasites in the human body 

Animal studies have shown that pumpkin seeds have a good effect on killing schistosome larvae. For mature adults, it can also degenerate and reduce the number of worms. It is the first choice for schistosomiasis.
Pumpkin seeds are also an effective tapeworm repellent without toxicity and any side effects.
Some evidence shows that pumpkin seeds are suitable for the elderly and children with tapeworm disease and fullness of abdominal pain and have apparent effects on patients with pinworm disease, tapeworm disease, and hookworm disease.

7. Pumpkin seeds protect the male prostate

Some studies in the United States have found that eating about 50 grams of pumpkin seeds per day (equivalent to 20 to 25 melon seeds, with an average weight of 68 mg) can be more effective in preventing and treating prostate diseases.
This is because the hormone secretion function of the prostate depends on fatty acids, and pumpkin seeds are rich in fatty acids, which can keep the prostate functioning well.
The active ingredients in pumpkin seeds can eliminate the swelling in the early stage of prostatitis and prevent prostate cancer. (However, for some stubborn patients, the glands are more than 12 times larger than the general glands because the prostate hyperplasia is too severe. Taking pumpkin seeds does not affect. It is recommended that surgical cutting is better to avoid causing prostate cancer.)

8. Pumpkin seeds help improve sperm quality

Experts point out that this is due to a large amount of zinc contained in pumpkin seeds. Eating more zinc-rich foods is not only good for the prostate, it can also increase sperm count;
Foods rich in zinc have the effect of nourishing the kidneys and help improve male fertility. In addition to pumpkin seeds, nuts such as hazelnuts and peanuts are also rich in zinc, improving sperm quality to a large extent.

9. Pumpkin seeds help lower blood pressure

Pumpkin seeds are rich in pantothenic acid, which can relieve resting angina pectoris and have the effect of lowering blood pressure.
Eat 90 grams of raw pumpkin seeds, hulled and chewed daily, and beat them three times in the morning, noon, and night. One week is a course of treatment, and 2~3 courses of treatment can be taken continuously.
Middle-aged and older men experience rapid decline in physical fitness of prostate hypertrophy (hyperplasia), especially insomnia, headaches (caused by insomnia, frequent nocturia), tinnitus, facial pain, and facial pulsation;
After eating pumpkin seeds, symptoms such as urgency, frequent urination, dysuria, and urinary incontinence can be alleviated, and nocturia can be reduced.

10. Pumpkin seeds can prevent gum recession

Pumpkin seeds are rich in two types of nutrients that are very important for gums and alveolar bone.
One is that it contains a lot of phosphorus, 1159 mg of phosphorus per 100 grams of pumpkin seeds. Alveolar bone atrophy in the elderly is mainly related to phosphorus loss;
The second is rich in carotene and vitamin E; these two substances can directly nourish the gums and prevent gum atrophy.
Difference Between Pepitas and Pumpkin Seeds

If all pepitas are pumpkin seeds, does that mean that all pumpkin seeds are pepitas?

Many people use the words pepitas and pumpkin seeds interchangeably, but are they actually the same thing? As it turns out, there is a difference between the two: pepita isn’t just the fantastic way to say pumpkin seed (even though it does sound pretty cool).

What is the difference between pumpkin seeds and pepitas?

Pepitas and pumpkin seeds are actually two different things. (And they haven’t hulled pumpkin seeds, either!) A pepita is harvested from specific hull-less pumpkin varieties, known as Styrian or Oil Seed pumpkins. They even have hip names like Lady Godiva, Naked Bear, and Kakai Hulless Pumpkin. Any other type of pumpkin produces a hulled seed that’s slightly fibrous and less tender.

You can undoubtedly substitute one for the other. Still, there is a rule: you can always substitute pepitas for pumpkin seeds, but it’s best to only substitute pumpkin seeds for recipes that call for pepitas as a garnish. So, you wouldn’t want to use pumpkin seeds to make this cilantro-pepita pesto recipe, but you could use them as a garnish for this slow cooker sweet potato soup recipe.

Cooking Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds(Baking Pumpkin Seeds)

1.Dig the flesh of the pumpkin out of the pumpkin and put it in a bowl.

You can use your hands, a large spoon, or other tools in the carving toolbox.

2.Separate the pumpkin seeds from the pulp and silk.

There is a certain degree of difficulty in doing it. One method is to put the mixture of pumpkin seeds and pulp in a strainer, let running water run through it, and rub the pumpkin seeds with your fingers to separate them from the pulp.

3.Put pumpkin seeds in a strainer or colander, and dispose of the rest.

4.Rinse the pumpkin seeds with cold water.

If you want to do it, you can throw away the pulp. See the tips below for details.

5.Soak the pumpkin seeds in saltwater.

Saltwater will inactivate enzyme inhibitors. These enzyme inhibitors will irritate the stomach. Removing them will help pumpkin seeds produce more vitamins. Many traditional peoples, such as Azite guests, like to soak pumpkin seeds in saltwater before dehydrating them. Many people find that this can significantly enhance the flavor of pumpkin seeds.
  • Fill a bowl with 2/3 total water.
  • Put salt into the water until it is saturated.
  • Put the pumpkin seeds in the saline solution and soak for 8 to 28 hours.
  • Drain the water from the bowl.

6.Drain the pumpkin seeds with kitchen paper.

7.Season the pumpkin seeds.

You can make it according to your taste. Here are some for reference only:
  • Sprinkle some salt.
  • Mix each cup of pumpkin seeds with one tablespoon of vegetable oil, olive oil, or canola oil until the pumpkin seeds are evenly coated in the oil. It will help other seasonings adhere to the pumpkin seeds.
  • Replace the oil with melted butter.
  • Use bay laurel, crab seasoning, chili powder, Worcester sauce, garlic powder, cajun seasoning, or other flavor-stimulating condiments to make salty and spicy snacks.
  • Season with sugar, cinnamon, and nutmeg to make a sweet snack.
  • Put pumpkin seeds into sauces, such as hot sauce, soy sauce, Worcester sauce, etc.
  • Consider trying other seasoning powders, such as garlic powder, meat steak spices, pasta spices, etc.

8.Spread the pumpkin seeds on a baking sheet or pizza pan.

Ensure that the pumpkin seeds are not overlapping and spread out in a single layer on the baking sheet. 

9.Bake pumpkin seeds. 

There are several methods:
  • Baking
Set the oven to "Broil" so that only the upper heating parts are activated. Put the baking tray in the preheated oven. Observe because different ranges have different baking temperatures. This process generally does not exceed 10 minutes. When the pumpkin seed side turns brown, you can do two things according to your personal preference: (a) take out the baking pan to get a slightly crunchy nutty texture, or (b) take out the baking pan, Turn the pumpkin seeds over. Please put it back in the oven and bake for another 10 minutes, or until browned. This will make very crunchy, salty pumpkin seeds.
  • Baking
Preheat the oven to 200º C to 350º F, put the pumpkin seeds in, and bake them until they turn brown (it takes about 45 to 55 minutes), depending on them every 5 to 10 minutes to prevent scorching.
  • Microwave oven
Heat the pumpkin seeds in the microwave for 2 minutes. Take it out, stir, and put it back again. Stir it every minute until it becomes crunchy enough.
  • Pan
Fry the pumpkin seeds 


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