A delightful pumpkin seed spread made from Austrian pumpkin seeds. Very nourishing and energizing. A balanced source of good protein. High in zinc, a mineral that aids the healing process. Delicious, nutritious, nutty-flavored pumpkin seeds have diuretic properties; diuretics clearly help reduce heart attacks and strokes, an American Journal of Cardiology study says (Wall St.Journal,1/4/05,p.1). Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds are beneficial for the prostate gland. They soothe irritated tissues, eliminate pain, and expel parasites. Pumpkin seeds aid milk production in nursing mothers.
Made from a variety of pumpkin seed that is a culinary specialty of south eastern Austria (Styria),These Styrian pumpkin seeds have an intense nutty taste and are rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Studies have also shown that pumpkin seeds, which contain amino acids, steroidal compounds, and omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, may lower the risk of certain types of kidney stones and improve symptoms associated with enlarged prostates. Additionally, pumpkin seeds reportedly contain significant amounts of L-tryptophan. Some studies have also found pumpkin seeds to prevent arteriosclerosis and regulate cholesterol levels.