Harvested from ancient varieties of pumpkins, the Cucurbita pepo styriaca variety, European pumpkin seeds are prized for their intense flavour and high quality nutritional content. Renowned superseed, dark green pumpkin seeds are high in fiber, proteins, vitamins, minerals and free radical fighting antioxidants. Flavourful pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of zinc, essential trace element for optimal prostate health as well as pregnant and nursing women. They help prevent osteoporosis and reduce inflammation in the joints. Magnesium rich, this superfood helps lower blood pressure and therefore reduces risks of cardiac and cerebral arrest.
Our sumptuous European seeds are exceptional high quality noticeable by their intense colour and taste. Eat half a cup of pumpkin seeds daily to get 60% of your daily recommended intake of iron. Taste them and experience it for yourself!
Originally from North and South America, the pumpkin was domesticated in Mexico about 9000 years ago and was then used for their medicinal virtues. Pumpkin seeds have always been used for their pharmaceutical virtues. The Algonquian’s Menomini used pumpkin seeds as a diuretic. The first North American settlers would ground the seed, mix it with water, milk and honey and use it as a vermifuge. The Cherokees also used pumpkin seeds to help treat children bed wetting.
Until 1936, American pharmacopoeia acknowledged the fact that pumpkin seeds had positive effects on stomach and intestine parasites. In Central America, people would use these seeds to treat nephritis and urinary tract infection. Finely ground and ingested, pumpkin seeds were also used to treat fever and gastrointestinal disorder.
In Mexico, these pepitas are usually toasted and flavored with salt, lime, or chili peppers for light snack.
Pumpkin seeds can easily be added to muffins, cookies, breads, salads, smoothies and even in your morning cereal. If you wish to benefit from all its supersede goodness, eat your pumpkin seeds raw!
The pumpkin symbolizes different things in different cultures. Among American Indians, the pumpkin represents the sun. With its roundness, it refers to fertility and prosperity. For the followers of Feng Shui, it represents the relationship between parents and children and the possibility of reviving the passion lost between a couple. In North America, the pumpkin is a traditional element of Halloween, the costumed holiday that happens every October.
Pumpkin seeds are very fragile! They are therefore best kept in the fridge.Origin:
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