Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein. They contain 23 to 25 grams of protein / 100 g. They contain plenty of eg. potassium, zinc, selenium manganese, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, copper and zinc, and vitamins B, such as thiamine, vitamin B6 and folate, and vitamin K.
Seeds are rich on good fats: the most polyunsaturated linoleic acid and the second most unsaturated oleic acid. Pumpkin seeds have plenty of Omega-3 fatty acids, which are beneficial to joint health and alleviate inflammation. In addition to fat, the seeds contain alpha-tocopherol, natural vitamin E: 34.5 mg / 100g! Pumpkin seeds are excellent source of various vitamins E, as they contain not only alpha-tocopherol, but also gamma-tokoferol and delta-tocopherol. Animal testing suggests that these latter vitamin E forms may prevent cancer.
Eating pumpkin seeds may be beneficial to blood vessels because they have a lot of arginine, an amino acid that acts in the body as a precursor of nitric oxide. Nitric oxide expands and relaxes blood vessels, which can further lower blood pressure.
Pumpkin seeds also contains eye-protective lutein, zeaxanthin and carotenoids. In addition, the high zinc content of the seed promotes good resistance. The high amount of copper contained in them increases the amount of red blood cells in the body and improves oxygen transplantation in the blood vessels.
The seeds should be soaked before use so that the enzymes inside the seeds are activated and become even more tasty and the nutrients are more easily absorbed. Let it brew as it´s own or with other feed.
Dosage: horse 500kg: 3 tablespoons - 1 dl / day.
Pumpkin seeds nutrition values 100 g:
Energy 2265 kJ / 541 kcal
- Of which sugars 1g
of which saturated fatty acids 9g
Dietary fiber 4g
Magnesium 535mg (143%)
Manganese 3.0mg (150%)
Phosphorus 1174mg (168%)
Iron 15mg (107%)