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Updated 26 February 2013

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds support the function of the immune system, assists prostate health and helps lower cholesterol levels.

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Pumpkin seeds support the function of the immune system, assists prostate health and helps lower cholesterol levels. They are also a useful source of omega 3 fatty acids and zinc.

Once seeds have turned brown, they have become rancid and should not be eaten. Pumpkin seeds are best eaten as fresh as possible.

50 g of pumpkin seeds a day provides a third of an adult's zinc requirements. They should be eaten in moderation, however, as they are high in calories.


Calories 569
Fibre 5,3g
Potassium 820mg
Zinc 6,4mg
Iron 10mg
Per 100g
 
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