What is it?
Everyone knows what a pumpkin is. It is the fruit that decks the porch of every house during Halloween. It is carved to make jack-o’-lanterns and scary decors.
Although they seem to be everywhere, pumpkins have their origins in Mexico dating back 7,000 BC and it was the Native Americans who first enjoyed it. Pumpkins, a member of the Cucurbitaceae gourd family same as watermelon and cucumber, and looks like a squash. It was grown as a field vegetable crop. Inside its hollow belly are edible seeds—pumpkin seeds or “pepita” as they are sometimes called—which are used as food, oil and medicine.
One pumpkin contains around 500 seeds. Pumpkin seed has an ovoid shape, semi-flat with a conical tip and the color of the husks is creamy white. Inside though, the color turns to olive green. Organic pumpkin seeds have a nutty flavor and a buttery texture which can be enjoyed in so many ways.
The ancients knew this. Native American tribes added it in stews, beans and other dishes and used it to treat kidney, urinary and gastric problems. Today, it is used to alleviate many other diseases. Some of the largest producers of pumpkin seeds include the United States, India and Mexico.
Small as they are, pumpkin seeds are a source of concentrated nutrients, anti-oxidants, amino acids and other vitamins and minerals that help the body in so many ways:
A Man's bestfriend. Zinc deficiency is widespread throughout the world. Severe and moderate deficiency of zinc is associated with hypogonadism in men, a condition in which the body doesn't produce enough of the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty (testosterone) or enough sperm or both. One of the studies showed very clear evidence of a relationship between zinc and testosterone levels. Young men were fed a diet including very little zinc so that they developed a zinc deficiency.
Since pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc high in antioxidants and other nutrients like selenium that also contributes spermatogenesis. Together, all these factors found in Pumpkin seeds may help improve men's fertility levels and reproductive function.
Helps to normalize thyroid function. Food is like the information in the body, and food that shines for overall information is pumpkin seeds. There are various of superfoods that people admire today, some may have indirect benefits for the whole body and some distinct health benefits for the thyroid directly and that is Pumpkin Seeds- that contains Selenium, a powerful mineral that contributes to normalize thyroid function.
Pumpkin seeds contain significant amounts of essential amino acids (tryptophan and glutamate), zinc (10mg of zinc per 3.5oz), protein (100g provide 54% of RDA for protein), magnesium, niacin, mono-unsaturated fats and other nutrients that help reduce and even alleviate a number of diseases.
What makes our pumpkin seeds different?
Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic pumpkin seeds in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.