Pumpkin seeds are a popular substitute to the sunflower seed. In Thailand, pumpkins are cooked with custard and are eaten as a dessert delicacy. It is served with cheese and with ravioli in Italy. In some of the US states and Mexico, pumpkins are a pertinent food item and are readily available in the market. It is used to garnish other cooked items, and in many regions, the pumpkin leaves are considered to be an important vegetable.
2. Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds.
Also referred as pepitas, these seeds are green in color, small and flat and most importantly, not only edible, but most influential in helping the body. Mostly, these seeds are surrounded by a white layer of husk, although some seeds do not have such a condition. These seeds are considered to be a famous and enjoyable snack, which is readily available at local departmental stores. These seeds are rich with health benefits.
- According to a research conducted by a Chinese university, it has been hypothesized that the ingredients that are present in the pumpkin, are quite substantial for the damaged pancreatic cells. This also promotes and increment of the insulin present in the blood stream. Some researchers are also theorizing that pumpkin seeds might act as the alternative for insulin injections and might prove successful in fighting diabetes mellitus type 2.
- The Pumpkin seeds house the chemical, beta carotene (BR) and according to latest research, it has been proved, that BR can help people be safe from various kinds of cancers.
- The pumpkin is maximized with Potassium which is an excellent element to relieve people from tension and avoid hypertension.
- Zinc is another nutrient that is present in pumpkin seeds, which not only acts as a catalyst to improve the immune system but also reduces the chances of people to succumb to osteoporosis.
- The pumpkin diet is a high-fiber diet which reduced the chances of cardiac problems and also reduces the possibility of visiting an Oncologist (cancer specialist).