Pumpkin Seeds

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Pumpkin seeds were originally used and highly valued by the Native Americans.  Pumpkins spread throughout the world when European explorers brought them back after visiting the America’s.  Although they are eaten everywhere now they have the largest traditional presence in Mexican cuisine.
Pumpkin seeds are actually very nutritional. They are high in many nutrients including zinc, vitamin K, protein, manganese, iron, omega-3 fatty acids and many others. They have also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties.  They contain Phytosterols which help lower cholesterol.  Their minerals and fatty acids content have been linked to prostate health.

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