Pumpkin Seed Magic
It is well known, that great things come in small packages. Yes, especially when it comes to Styrian pumpkin seeds from The Pumpkin House.
Styrian pumpkins are being specifically cultivated for their superior nutritional properties, predominately in the region of Styria (area between Slovenia and Austria, Europe), where the necessary conditions for optimal growth and best quality are ideal. Research performed on Styrian pumpkin seeds attributed their superior nutritional value to the combination of ideal growing conditions and the traditional production methods used to cultivate their seeds. This results in a hull-less pumpkin seed (also known as naked seeds) that is richer in both fat-soluble antioxidants and water-soluble antioxidants, when compared to the seeds of the different pumpkins.
Pumpkin seeds are like nature’s very own brand of multi-vitamins especially when we talk about the The Pumpkin House's Styrian pumpkin seeds. They encapsulate the ingredients that nurture all life on the planet. Eaten in the right amounts, these densely packed kernels contain abundant amounts of vitamins, minerals, protein, essential fatty acids and fiber that nourish your body, satiate your appetite and keep you healthy. What is in these days the most important, right?
Vitamin E levels (especially gamma-tocopherol) are greater in Styrian pumpkin seeds than in common pepitas. That’s because this form of vitamin E is recognized as an important antioxidant, and so the pumpkin is being bred to have higher levels of this nutrient.
Numerous studies have been performed to explore the health merits of styrian pumpkin seeds and also oil made of this bred of pumpkin seeds (you can get The Pumpkin House's 100% Pumpkin Seed Oil and Pumpkin Seed Pesto in the all four Market Organics shops and online at HomeFresh Organics too). In the study from the Graz researchers, the authors noted that “Styrian pumpkin seeds and oil extracts are considered important phytotherapeutical agents for the treatment of BPH [benign prostatic hyperplasia, also known as enlarged prostate]” and symptomatic urinary problems. The men who took either the pumpkin seed oil or raw pumpkin seeds (styrian one) experienced a significant improvement in BPH symptoms.
Scientific research has proven that the consumption of styrian pumpkin seeds and oil may bring along multiple health benefits:
Antioxidants A, C and E, selenium and many phytosterols which help reduce the risk of arteriosclerosis, heart disease, stroke and cancer and regulate cholesterol levels.
When compared to traditional olive oil Stryian Gold is approximately five times richer in Vitamin E.
Vitamins B1, B2, B6, D.
Minerals such as calcium, magnesium, iron and phosphor, zinc and a wide range of trace elements.
High levels of essential polyunsaturated fatty acids (second only to flaxseeds), producing prostaglandins which regulate heart rate, blood pressure and inflammation and aid in fighting infections.
Smoother and healthier-looking skin.
Prevention of osteoporosis.
High amounts of vegetable protein (37 g protein per 100 g, which is at least 50% more than in the other pepitas).
The Pumpkin House's Styrian pumpkin seeds offer an ultra-clean, well balanced food source that retain all of the pure goodness of Nature’s raw, whole superfoods.
The Pumpkin House