Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds
Pumpkin seeds

Organic Pumpkin Seeds

When the word pumpkin comes to mind, people often think of Halloween or maybe Thanksgiving. But the seeds of this fruit deserve to be associated more with health and nutrition because it is packed with vitamins, minerals and compounds that help fight diseases.

  • ORIGIN: China or EU
  • AVAILABLE AS: Whole; Protein Powder
  • GOOD FOR : Cell division, energy-yielding metabolism, electrolyte balance, nervous system, bone and muscle, teeth, hair, protein synthesis, psychological function, red blood cells and haemoglobin, body oxygen transport, immune system, tiredness and fatigue, men fertility, thyroid function etc.,
  • NUTRITION : Magnesium, Iron, Zinc, Fibre, Selenium, Vitamin E, Protein, Phosphorus, Potassium
  • DIRECTIONS FOR USE : Add 1-2 tsp to smoothie, yogurt, oatmeal, cereals, salads, soups, stir-fry, vegetable dishes, savory dishes and desserts. Use for all baked goods. Create creamy pumpkin seed milks, butters and non-dairy ice creams. Snack on them or combine them with other ingredient for healthy trial mix.

What is it?

Everyone knows what a pumpkin is. It is the fruit that decks the porch of every house during Halloween. It is carved to make jack-o’-lanterns and scary decors.

Although they seem to be everywhere, pumpkins have their origins in Mexico dating back 7,000 BC and it was the Native Americans who first enjoyed it. Pumpkins, a member of the Cucurbitaceae gourd family same as watermelon and cucumber, and looks like a squash. It was grown as a field vegetable crop. Inside its hollow belly are edible seeds—pumpkin seeds or “pepita” as they are sometimes called—which are used as food, oil and medicine.

One pumpkin contains around 500 seeds. Pumpkin seed has an ovoid shape, semi-flat with a conical tip and the color of the husks is creamy white. Inside though, the color turns to olive green. Organic pumpkin seeds have a nutty flavor and a buttery texture which can be enjoyed in so many ways.

The ancients knew this. Native American tribes added it in stews, beans and other dishes and used it to treat kidney, urinary and gastric problems. Today, it is used to alleviate many other diseases. Some of the largest producers of pumpkin seeds include the United States, India and Mexico.

What are its nutritional content and health benefits?

Small as they are, pumpkin seeds are a source of concentrated nutrients, anti-oxidants, amino acids and other vitamins and minerals that help the body in so many ways:

A Man’s bestfriend. Zinc deficiency is widespread throughout the world. Severe and moderate deficiency of zinc is associated with hypogonadism in men, a condition in which the body doesn’t produce enough of the hormone that plays a key role in masculine growth and development during puberty (testosterone) or enough sperm or both. One of the studies showed very clear evidence of a relationship between zinc and testosterone levels. Young men were fed a diet including very little zinc so that they developed a zinc deficiency.

Since pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc high in antioxidants and other nutrients like selenium that also contributes spermatogenesis. Together, all these factors found in Pumpkin seeds may help improve men’s fertility levels and reproductive function.

Helps to normalize thyroid function. Food is like the information in the body, and food that shines for overall information is pumpkin seeds. There are various of superfoods that people admire today, some may have indirect benefits for the whole body and some distinct health benefits for the thyroid directly and that is Pumpkin Seeds- that contains Selenium, a powerful mineral that contributes to normalize thyroid function.

Pumpkin seeds contain significant amounts of essential amino acids (tryptophan and glutamate), zinc (10mg of zinc per 3.5oz), protein (100g provide 54% of RDA for protein), magnesium, niacin, mono-unsaturated fats and other nutrients that help reduce and even alleviate a number of diseases.

What makes our pumpkin seeds different?

Our pumpkin seeds come from pumpkins that have been organically grown. The soil where they are planted aren’t just fertile—they are also chemical-free. No pesticides, herbicides and fungicides were used at any point throughout the growth of our pumpkin plants. We have soil certification and the approval of EU organic certification bodies to back up this claim.
There are no preservatives, artificial colour or flavour added in our pumpkin seeds. That means you would not be exposed to any potential contaminants that could have adverse effects to the health of our clients.
We want to make sure our clients get high-quality, fresh pumpkin seeds and packing is an important part of sealing this freshness. Our organic pumpkin seeds are put in containers and bulk bins that are sufficiently covered so that no moisture or air could get in.
When you buy from us, you can be sure to get seeds that are not shrivelled, musty or rancid. We carefully pick which pumpkin seed goes into our bins so what you will get are big, compact, beautifully-coloured and heavy-in-the-hand organic pumpkin seeds.
Our pumpkin seeds have excellent taste. Enjoy it in sauce, cereals, granolas, biscuits, cookies and other sweet treats and baked goods. However, they are also great in savoury dishes and yes—they can also be enjoyed on its own.

Where and how much can we deliver?

Impact Foods can provide a consistent supply of organic pumpkin seeds in bulk, private label and white label. We can also deliver to any place in the UK and all throughout Europe.