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Pumpkin Seeds Cucurbita popo L
-Medicinal Action and Uses---The pumpkin seeds are a balanced source of good proteins. They are very nourishing and energizing. In addition to protein, they are an excellent source of iron, B vitamins, vitamin E, fiber, oil, and minerals.
Pumpkin seeds are high in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process and is useful in treating an enlarged prostate gland. Other nutrients are magnesium, phosphorus, zinc, copper, potassium, niacin, folic acid, riboflavin and thiamin. They also contain pantothenic acid, unsaturated oils and antioxidants.
Seeds roasted in oil generally contain saturated acids, making them even more energizing than plain-roasted seeds. Pumpkin seeds are said to be diuretic and to help in the treatment of urinary tract infections and prostate disorders. They also have a reputation for being an aphrodisiac.