Gerbs Allergy Friendly Seed Mixes are loaded with healthy fats, protein and essential nutrients, and are a vegetarian source of omega-3 fatty acids. Remember that Gerbs Pumpkin, Sunflower, Chia, Flax and Hemp Seeds all contain fiber and fiber keeps your system regular and therefore happy!
When Gerbs first started as an allergy friendly company, they started with just pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seeds offer a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc. Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost. Pumpkin seeds are the only seeds that are alkaline-forming; in this world of highly acidic diets, that is a very good thing.
Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 and folates) and 100 g of pumpkin seeds contains about 30 grams of protein. According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation. Pumpkin seeds also reduce inflammation and counter arthritis pain without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs. Pumpkin seeds are good for prostate health. The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate! All that from one little seed.
Pumpkin seeds were discovered by archaeologists in caves in Mexico that date back to 7,000 B.C.
North American tribes were the very first to observe the particular miracle in pumpkin seeds. Pumpkins and their seeds were an important Native American Indian food used for their dietary and medicinal properties.
Pumpkin seeds are called pepitas in Mexico and they are a trademark of Mexican cuisine.
Pumpkin seeds were very popular in ancient Greece.
The nutrition in pumpkin seeds improves with age; they are among the few foods that increase in nutritive value as they decompose. According to tests made at the Massachusetts Experimental Station, squash and pumpkin seeds stored for more than five months show a marked increase in protein content.
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