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How Many Calories In Pumpkin Seeds?

(February 22, 2011)

Introduction: Pumpkins are a perennial vegetable which are grown around the year and this makes the seeds easily available too. Pumpkins should be eaten when they are mature and not when they are wrinkled and/or bruised. A rich source of antioxidants, this inexpensive vegetable, has several health benefits and can be cooked in many different ways to suit each palette. This vegetable which is rich in omega 3 fatty acids is also low in calories.

Calories in pumpkin seeds
The calories in pumpkin seeds which are a super food are 155 calories to an ounce of seeds.

These seeds are high in caloric content and though extremely nutritious should be eaten in limited quantities. A cupful of roasted seeds has almost 300 calories to it but it also has a good 12 grams of proteins and over twelve grams of fat. This super food is rich in zinc, glutamic acid, glycine and alanin which are amino acids and also phosphorous and iron. Adding just a table spoon of pumpkin seeds to the diet would be sufficient. Vegetarians and vegans would benefit by including pumpkin seeds in their diet.

How many calories in pumpkin seeds

If you are wondering how many calories there are in pumpkin seeds it would depend on the way they are eaten which could be raw, roasted and roasted with salt or in different forms .

Nutrition pumpkin seeds

The pumpkin has nutrients in every part of it and the pulp as well as the seeds can be consumed. This low cost vegetable which is grown quite easily on a vine is rich in vitamins and antioxidants. It is low in calories but is a rich source of carotenes, xanthins, antioxidants such as leutin, and vitamin A. This vegetable belongs to the family of cucumbers and squash.

The pumpkin seeds are a rich source of fiber and also fatty acids which are mono-unsaturated which are good for the heart. The seeds contain proteins and vitamin A apart from antioxidants but have zero cholesterol. They are also a rich source of tryptophan which is an amino acid which the brain converts to GABA.

Calories in raw pumpkin seeds
The calories in raw pumpkin seeds are less than 200 in a quarter cup of seeds. However, it is the protein content, minerals and the omega 3 antioxidants which count in it making it a very healthy vegetable. The vegetable itself is low in calorie count and is rich in dietary fiber but has no cholesterol or fat at all. It is highly recommended by dieticians for people who are on a weight loss diet or for those who want to bring down their cholesterol.  This vegetable is a storehouse of vitamins E, C, A and also several of the B group vitamins. This makes the pumpkin a highly nutritious vegetable which should be included regularly in one’s menu.

Calories in baked pumpkin seeds
Calories in baked pumpkin seeds are just about two in each seed. However, this is when there is no butter or salt added to them as this would increase the calories count to a lot more. If you are eating pumpkin seeds as a healthy food then it is best to avoid adding anything else to it but to eat it as it is which is either roasted or baked.

Carbohydrates pumpkin seeds
Carbohydrates in pumpkin seeds are low and that is why they are included in the list of healthy snacks. The net carbs which are carbohydrates without the fiber content are low in pumpkin seeds though the calories are high. This is a healthy snack because of the high content of nutrients in it and not because it is low in fat content. To get the full benefit of the seeds as a health food it is best to avoid the oil roasted ones.

Submitted by A M on February 22, 2011 at 04:32


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