Pumpkin is not cultivated only because of its edible fruit, but because of the seeds also.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in quality proteins and fats. They are also filled with amino acids, tryptophan, glutamate, vitamins E and B, copper, manganese, potassium, iron, zinc and selenium.
They are calorie-packed – as much as 559 calories per 100 grams.
That is why it is recommended to buy them in shells, that way you can have fun with cleaning them and at the same you will not eat too much of them :)
Pumpkin contains fibers so it is recommended to all people, no matter the age or gender, for maintaining and securing regular bowel peristalsis and for regular body detoxification.
Pumpkin has calming, anti-stress and antioxidant effects and lowers cholesterol level and enhances our memory.
You can eat it raw, use it for making spreads or add it into bread, stews, cookies and casseroles.
Pumpkin seeds are proven to be helpful against increased prostate and for easier urination.
In Bulgaria, Romania, Turkey and Ukraine rates of prostate illnesses are very low because pumpkin seeds are a part of the daily diet in those parts of the world.