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Posted by: Stacey | 2012-02-02

Seeds

Hi

I recently starting roasting ( no oil used though) butter nut ,gem squash and pumpkins seeds , i add these to a salad what is the nutrional value of these seeds

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Dear Stacey
The SA Food Tables list the nutrient value of pumpkin seeds which is probably representative of the seeds you are roasting. Per 100g pumpkin seeds are rich in energy (1949 kJ), plant protein (18.6g), fat (19.4g), which is mainly mono- and polyunsaturated fat, and dietary fibre (35.9g). Pumpkin seeds are relatively rich in minerals esp potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Eating roasted pumpkin and similar seeds provides the body with dietary fibre for regularity and healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fat. Because of the relatively high energy content a typical portion of 30g would provide 585 kJ which represents 7% of the energy intake of an adult women or 9.2% if the woman is trying to lose weight. It is, therefore, a good idea to eat the roasted seeds in moderate portions.
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Posted by: DietDoc | 2012-02-02

Dear Stacey
The SA Food Tables list the nutrient value of pumpkin seeds which is probably representative of the seeds you are roasting. Per 100g pumpkin seeds are rich in energy (1949 kJ), plant protein (18.6g), fat (19.4g), which is mainly mono- and polyunsaturated fat, and dietary fibre (35.9g). Pumpkin seeds are relatively rich in minerals esp potassium, magnesium and zinc.
Eating roasted pumpkin and similar seeds provides the body with dietary fibre for regularity and healthy mono- and polyunsaturated fat. Because of the relatively high energy content a typical portion of 30g would provide 585 kJ which represents 7% of the energy intake of an adult women or 9.2% if the woman is trying to lose weight. It is, therefore, a good idea to eat the roasted seeds in moderate portions.
Best regards
DietDoc

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