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Nutrition Facts of Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds, which can be eaten raw, baked, roasted or toasted, are best known for their concentration of zinc and their use in the treatment and prevention of male prostate problems. Pumpkin seeds have also been used in the treatment of intestinal worms.

Pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein and contain a good balance of the amino acids. They are also very high in iron as well as calcium and phosphorus, with some magnesium and copper; they also contain vitamin E and essential fatty acids. There is a mix of B vitamins, with niacin being the richest.

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