Benefits of papaya seeds for health

in #steemchurch5 years ago

Hello steemit friends, papaya is a vegetable that has many properties and nutrients, but we can also take advantage of its seeds that have important health benefits.


It is normal that when you use it you throw away your seeds, however, they are also a great source of nutrition. So I invite you to take advantage of them.

These seeds can be prepared in a fun and healthy way that end up having a great resemblance to the taste of nuts or other nuts.

What are pumpkin seeds?

The seeds of auyama belong to a herbaceous plant that does not contain any type of firewood in any of its parts unlike others. It comes from America, although it is also known as squash or pumpkin.

It belongs to the species of the "Maximum Curcubita" next to the pumpkin Kuri and the pumpkin kabocha.

Its seeds are consumed as a "snack" (snack) in countries like Mexico, where they are known as pumpkin seeds. They are physically similar to sunflower seeds since their shape is flat and elongated.

Before being subjected to any procedure, they are previously moistened in order to easily extract the pulp of the pump that adheres to them.

Pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients, as they have in large quantity: vitamins, omega 3, omega 6, fatty acids, folic acid, copper, zinc, phosphorus, iron, calcium, magnesium, potassium and many other nutrients that contribute great benefits to the maintenance of the good health of the organism.

Nutritional content of pumpkin seeds


100 grams of Pumpkin seeds contain:
-89.0 kcal
-Water 79.5 g
-Hydrates of carbon 0.0 g
-Proteins 19.4 g
-Gross total 0.7 g
-Cenza 1.1 g
-Hydrates of carbon 0.0 g
-Fiber 0 g
-Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid) 1.0 mg
-Vitamin B1 (Thiamine) 0.08 mg
-Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.07 mg
-Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 1.2 mg
-Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid) 0.75 mg
-Vitamin B6 0.12 mg
-Vitamin B12 2.0 mcg
-Flat (DFE) 15.0 mcg
-Vitamin A (RAE) 15.0 mcg
-Vitamin A (UI) 50.0 IU
-Flat 15.0 mcg
-Folic Acid 0.0 mcg
-Flat (DFE) 15.0 mcg
-Retinol 15.0 mcg
-Vitamin A (RAE) 15.0 mcg
-Vitamin A (UI) 50.0 IU
-Calcium 80.0 mg
-Iron 1.2 mgMagnesium 30.0 mg

  • Phosphorus 180.0 mg
    -Potassium 350.0 mg
    -Sodium 80.0 mg
    -Zinc 1.55 mg
    -Copper 0.3 mg
    -Manganese 0.7 mg
    Amino acids
    -Selenium 12.6 mcg
    -Triptophan 0.217 g
    -Treonine 0.85 g
    -Isoleucine 0.894 g
    -Leucina 1.577 g
    -Lysine 1,782 g
    -Methionine 0.574 g
    -Cistina 0.208 g
    -Fenilalanine 0.757 g
    Tyrosine 0.655 g
    -Valina 0.999 g
    -Arginine 1,161 g
    -Histidine 0.571 g
    -Alanina 1,173 g
    -Aspartic Acid 1.987 g
    -Glutamic acid 2,896 g
    -Glycine 0.931 g
    -Proline 0.686 g
    -Serine 0.792 g
    Fatty acids
    -Saturated Fatty Acids 0.139 g
    -Monounsaturated Fatty Acids 0.117 g
    -Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids 0.246 g
    -Octadecadienoic acid (linoleic) 0.015 g

What are the health benefits of pumpkin seeds?


1-They prevent osteoporosis: its calcium, zinc and magnesium content keep bones healthy and strong preventing diseases such as osteoporosis.

2-They are antioxidants: they contain antioxidant properties that slow down free radicals that damage cells, thus helping to delay aging.

3-Protect the heart: its nutrients promote good heart health, reduce bad cholesterol and increase good.

4-They are anti carcinogenic: they contain compounds that are effective to treat and prevent different types of cancer, mainly from the breast and prostate.

5-They are anti-inflammatory: they have analgesic and anti-inflammatory effects for cases of arthritis and other complications.

6-They prevent diabetes: because of their protein content they serve to regulate blood sugar, which is why they are beneficial for those with diabetes.

7-Good for the intestine: they contain fiber that is good for cases of constipation, and eliminate intestinal parasites.

How do you make it?


They can be consumed raw, but here I leave a recipe, which allows them to be consumed as snacks:

  • To prepare them from the beginning of the process, you must first have a fresh pump at hand and follow the following steps: *

-Remove all the seeds of the pump together with the fibrous content.

-Spares the fibrous content and the pulp of the seeds. As this can be a bit difficult, help with hot water is a good option to release them faster.

-After you have everything separated, take the seeds and wash them with cold water. -After, let them soak in salt water to eliminate some enzymes that can cause irritation.

-Dry them well so that later you can add some seasoning you want. Put them with good spice or salt, in a tray to take them to the oven and to roast them.

-When ready, let them cool down and you'll have your nutritious snack for snacks!

Enjoy them you will love

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