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Binomial Name：Cucurbita moschata (Duch) Poir.
Other Names：Pumpkin Seeds
Product Description："White melon seeds (pumpkin seeds)" are often eaten on the tip of the teeth during the Chinese New Year. They have white shells and light green kernels. Compared with black melon seeds, the taste has a salty aroma and is refreshing when paired with wine. Pumpkin seeds are sweet and delicate, chew them one by one. The aroma molecules are superimposed, and the light and elegant fragrance of the seeds lingers between your teeth. It never seems to get boring. After understanding the efficacy and functions of pumpkin seeds, you will definitely not regret falling in love with them.
A "seed" responsible for nurturing the next generation must be full of high-density nutrients to regenerate life. Pumpkin seeds are particularly famous for their excellent "zinc" content. The zinc content of every 100 grams of pumpkin seeds is as high as 9.4 mg. It has long been the main food source of zinc recommended by the World Health Organization. It is not only related to male maintenance, but also has unique properties of pumpkin seeds. Vitamin E and antioxidants, as well as rich magnesium, unsaturated fatty acids, amino acids, etc., all together have many benefits for cardiovascular and calming the mind!
1. Pumpkin seeds also contain a lot of zinc! Protect male prostate and sperm quality
Seeds are related to the birth of life. Speaking of pumpkin seeds, they may actually be related to the maintenance of the next generation of mankind!
American research has found that an active ingredient in pumpkin seeds called male hormones can actually improve urinary disorders caused by the male prostate. The zinc content in the male prostate and sperm is extremely high, and pumpkin seeds also contain a large amount of zinc. zinc.
Research on the effects of pumpkin seeds has always been inseparable from the topics of sperm count and motility. From a traditional Chinese medicine perspective, zinc-rich foods have always been considered to nourish the kidneys and help men maintain their fertility!
2. Pumpkin seeds provide micronutrients to maintain cardiovascular and blood sugar health.
The "carotenoids" in pumpkin seeds can protect pancreatic beta cells, while "magnesium and dietary fiber" can stabilize blood sugar, and "arginine" is related to improving glucose tolerance.
In addition, pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients related to cardiovascular protection such as magnesium, zinc, unsaturated fatty acids, plant sterols, and antioxidants. The popular pumpkin seed extract oil nitric oxide enzyme in recent years is also considered to be beneficial to Contributes well to heart health.
Therefore, pumpkin seeds are still a healthy and friendly snack choice for people with metabolic syndrome such as high blood pressure and high blood sugar.
3. Are you stressed? Pumpkin seeds are rich in tryptophan, which helps calm the mind and help you sleep well.
If you are under a lot of pressure at work, you can also try some pumpkin seeds. There is an inhibitory neurotransmitter in the nervous system called "serotonin". Serotonin can help us slow down nerve activity, further feel relaxed and induce drowsiness.
"Tryptophan" is the raw material for the brain to produce serotonin. Since tryptophan cannot be synthesized by the human body, it is important to absorb enough tryptophan. In addition to being rich in tryptophan, pumpkin seeds are also a good source of zinc and magnesium, which together can help you develop a good night’s sleep!
Native to Central and South America. It was introduced to China in the 14th century and is mainly distributed in China, India and Japan. It is rarely cultivated in Europe and the United States, so some scholars mistakenly believe that it originated in China, so it is called "Chinese pumpkin". It is now cultivated all over the world, but it is still most cultivated in southern China.
Variety：There are many varieties of pumpkins, with different shapes, sizes, colors and uses. Vegetables are mainly medium and small varieties, which are suitable for cooking and soup; large pumpkins can weigh tens of kilograms, but they are not suitable for eating, so they are mainly used as decorations; small and special "toys" "Pumpkin" is mainly used for ornamental and decoration. The shape depends on different varieties, the fruit is generally oblate or spherical; the rind of the melon is mostly dark orange, and there are also varieties of melon rinds that are green, and there are colorful patterns, which vary a lot; the diameter is about 20 to 80 cm. Pumpkin is an annual climbing herb; the root system is well developed. Stems sprawling, five-sided; leaves palmately five-lobed, lightly notched, dark green, with irregular markings at the junction of veins.
In addition, there are two varieties of this plant: one is round pumpkin (C. moschata var. melonaeformis), the fruit is oblate, with longitudinal grooves or tumor-like protrusions on the fruit surface, dark green skin with yellow markings, such as the "Box melon"; the other is long pumpkin (C. moschata var. toonas), the fruit is elongated, the head is swollen, the outer skin is green, with yellow patterns, such as the "Calrus pumpkin" in Jiangsu.
Supply Season：The main production period is from May to October every year, and it is available in Hong Kong throughout the year.
Storage Method：1. The whole pumpkin is stored in a cool, dry and ventilated place at room temperature for about 1-2 months.
2. After cutting, it is easy to deteriorate from the heart. If you want to save it, you can hollow out the inner melon seeds and melon sac, then wrap it in plastic wrap and refrigerate it. It can be stored for about 2 weeks.
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Because pumpkin seeds contain many trace elements, pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc. Zinc can not only promote the secretion of testosterone, but also increase the number of sperm. Regular consumption of pumpkin seeds can stimulate women's sexual desire and improve sexual reproductive ability. It can be said that it is Women's Viagra. Zinc deficiency in the human body can cause rapid wrinkles on the skin. Eating pumpkin seeds has a beauty effect. Pumpkin seeds can also improve the quality of sperm and have a certain effect on infertility. Pumpkin seeds can also prevent and improve prostate diseases and regulate blood sugar. The high content of linoleic acid contained in pumpkin seeds can effectively lower blood sugar and is a good medicine for diabetic patients. Pumpkin seed oil contains more than 60% unsaturated fatty acids and plant protein, which can regulate blood cholesterol and triglyceride levels and prevent arteriosclerosis.
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Cooking Skills：Pumpkin seed intake
Pumpkin seeds are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acid "linoleic acid". Linoleic acid can reduce bad cholesterol in the blood. However, eating too much will also reduce good cholesterol and increase bad cholesterol, so just consume an appropriate amount every day. , about two tablespoons of pumpkin seeds is better.
Notes：Do you need to cook pumpkin seeds before baking?
Although you don't have to cook pumpkin seeds before roasting, we recommend that you do. Boiling pumpkin seeds in salted water helps the salt penetrate into the seeds inside the shell and helps them cook more evenly.
Roasted pumpkin seeds
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Once your seeds are prepped and ready to go, you can start baking! You'll find ingredient measurements below, but here are the basic steps:
Toss the clean, dry seeds in cream (or oil) and seasonings.
Place slices on baking sheet.
Bake until golden brown.
Roasted pumpkin seeds flavor variations
This simple recipe allows for countless flavor combinations, both sweet and savory. Here are some favorite ingredients you can use to flavor and sweeten pumpkin seeds:
Savory: Paprika, Garlic Salt, Chili Powder, Worcestershire Sauce, Cumin, Chili Peppers, Ranch Dressing, Tajin, Curry Powder
Sweetening: maple syrup, honey, pumpkin pie spice, brown sugar, cinnamon
How to Use Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
There's more to pumpkin seeds than just snacking straight out of the bag (although we recommend that too). Try mixing them into homemade granola, using them as a garnish for pumpkin soup, adding them to trail mix, sprinkling them on baked goods, folding them into hummus, or using them as a salad topping .
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