PUMPKIN SEEDS are A complete (and awesome) protein.
Delicious seeds That promote overall health
Pumpkin seeds are flat dark green seeds. They are also called “pepitas”. Often roasted after being separated from the body of the pumpkin gourd itself, they are delicious snacks and useful ingredients that also promote overall health.
WHY IS IT A SUPERFOOD?
Pumpkin seeds provide a unique source of minerals that are often hard to find in our daily diets. Minerals like zinc, magnesium are important to our overall health and wellness. The seeds are also high in antioxidant nutrients. While many other foods have antioxidants pumpkin seeds provide diversity of a variety of antioxidants that makes them unique in their health benefits and qualify as a superfood.
OTHER HEALTH BENEFITS:
Pumpkin seeds are a source of the mineral zinc, and the World Health Organization recommends their consumption as a good way of obtaining this nutrient. Whole roasted, pumpkin seeds contain about 10 milligrams of zinc per 3.5 ounces.
One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains almost half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium. This important mineral has been shown to benefit your blood pressure and prevent sudden cardiac arrest, heart attack, and stroke. It’s been estimated 80 percent of Americans are deficient in this important mineral. Pumpkin seeds are also one of the best sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA). Research suggests that both pumpkin seed oil and pumpkin seeds may also be particularly beneficial in supporting prostate health.
Pumpkin seed oil is known be to a rich source of natural phytoestrogen. Studies suggest it may lead to a significant increase in good “HDL” cholesterol along with decreases in blood pressure, hot flashes, headaches, joint pains and other menopausal symptoms in postmenopausal women. Pumpkin seeds, rich in healthy fats, antioxidants and fibers, may provide benefits for heart and liver health, particularly when mixed with flax seeds. Pumpkin seed oil has been found to exhibit anti-inflammatory effects.
Redd bars are packed with pumpkin seeds. If you’re looking for a quick and delicious source of superfoods, you can find them in all of our flavors (Chocolate, Peanut Butter and Oatmeal) available in the Redd Shop.