A pumpkin seed, also known in North America as a pepita, is the edible seed of a pumpkin.
Pumpkin seed in Urdu is called "Kadu kay beejh".
Benefits of eating Pumpkin Seeds:
Pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrients. Only a small quantity can provide you with healthy fats, magnesium and zinc. Pumpkin seeds have numerous health benefits. They are very healthy for heart, studies have shown that pumpkin seeds can protect against certain cancers.
1. Rich in anti-oxidants:
Antioxidants are known to have anti- inflammation properties and protect your cells from dangerous free radicals.
According to several studies, Pumpkin seeds reduces risk of stomach, breast, lung, prostate, breast and colon cancers.
Pumpkin seeds may help relieve symptoms of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH), a condition in which the prostate gland enlarges, causing problems with urination. Moreover, further studies suggests that eating pumpkin seeds can treat symptoms of an overactive bladder.
4. Improves Heart Health:
Pumpkin seeds are good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids. According to several studies, Pumpkin seeds help to lower cholesterol levels and improves heart health.
5. Lowers Blood Sugar Levels:
Pumpkin juice or pumpkin seeds are very beneficial for controlling blood sugar levels. The high magnesium content in pumpkin seeds are helpful in controlling Type 2 diabetes.
Is Pumpkin Seeds available in Pakistan?
Following Pumpkin Seeds are available in Pakistan: