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Pumpkin Seeds

Technical Name : Cucurbita maxima


Taste Profile

It has a subtly sweet and nutty flavor

Usage Tips

  1. Pumpkin seeds can be used as a topping for salads.
  2. Pumpkin seeds brushed with olive oil, seasoned with cumin and garlic powder, and baked until brown and toasted make for a healthy snack to munch over.
  3. Pumpkin seeds might loose their freshness over months, thus it is advisable to buy small packs and consume it as early as possible.
  4. Today a variety of dishes like pumpkin seed chocolate cookies, avacado and pumpkin seed hummus, pumpkin seeds and quinoa bars, vegetable salads and fruit chaats can be made healthy and nutritious by incorporation of pumpkin seeds.

Common names and forms

  1. Green Pumpkin Seed Kernels
  2. Green Pumpkin Seeds
  3. Premium Exotic Pumpkin Seeds
  4. Premium quality pumpkin seeds
  5. Pumpkin Seed Kernel
  6. Pumpkin Seeds Without Shell
  7. Pure Pumpkin Seeds
  8. Raw Pumpkin Seed
  9. Raw Pumpkin Seeds
  10. Roasted Green Pumpkin Seeds
  11. Roasted Pumpkin Seed
  12. Roasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds
  13. Roasted Salted Pumpkin Seeds Without Shell
  14. Whole Pumpkin Seeds


Pumpkin seeds are the white or cream-colored, oval-shaped seeds found inside pumpkins. These are edible seeds typically roasted for consumption. Over the years these seeds have gained a lot of recognition as “superfoods” due to an array of both macro and micronutrients that can be obtained by consumption of these seeds. Today, China produces more pumpkins and pumpkin seeds than any other country. India, Russia, Ukraine, Mexico, and the U.S. are also major producers of pumpkin and pumpkin seeds. Pumpkin seeds are available all through the year.

Health benefits

  • Pumpkin seeds are a good source of magnesium. High intake of magnesium increases the bone density and helps in bone formation. It aids in reducing the risk of osteoporosis in women after menopause. (1)
  • Pumpkin seeds are rich in fiber. It has the ability to give the feeling of fullness for a long duration of time. This reduces the appetite and automatically helps in weight reduction. (1) 
  • Pumpkin seeds have PUFA and lipophilic antioxidant which have anti-inflammatory benefits and also act against cancer-causing agents. (1) 
  • Pumpkin seeds are one of the best natural sources of magnesium that help in controlling blood pressure and reducing the risk of heart disease. (2) 
  • Pumpkin seeds are excellent sources of tryptophan, zinc, and magnesium which help in promoting good sleep as it helps in the synthesis of sleep hormone. (2) 
  • Pumpkin seeds have lignans like Pinoresinol, medioresinol, and lariciresinol which have antimicrobial—and especially anti-viral— properties. (3)

Selection Guide

While buying whole seeds look for uniform, compact, cream-white or light yellow colored seeds. The seeds must feel heavy in hand and give good metallic sound as it indicates freshness. Avoid thin, small-sized, shriveled seeds as they yield poor-quality kernels. iv) Make sure the pack of seeds is free from molds, open pores and any kind of rancid smell.


  • Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber, so eating these seeds in large amounts may cause gastric trouble or bloating. (2)
  • The edges of pumpkin seeds may become sharp during chewing. So, anyone having a chewing or swallowing difficulty should only stick to hulled varieties. (2)
  • One cup of pumpkin seeds contains around 285 calories and 12 grams of fat. Thus consuming these seeds in huge amounts over a long period of time can aid in weight gain.(2)

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