Calories in Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

There are many calories in roasted pumpkin seeds and the food should be eaten in moderation, no matter how good it is for you.  In just 100 grams, there are nearly 600 calories.  That is a lot of calories!  That means that in the handful of roasted pumpkin seeds you ate, there were nearly 400-500 calories.

Pumpkin seeds are high in nutritional value and one of the best foods that can be eaten by pregnant women because they are rich in folic acid.  Folic acid is a nutrient that prevents neural tube disorders in developing fetuses and babies, similar to spina bifida.  Pumpkin seeds are also rich health improving antioxidants that prevent various kinds of cancer and remove toxins and free radicals from the system.

Due to high number of calories in roasted pumpkin seeds, they are often left off the menu of someone trying to lose weight.  There are low cal options for seeds and pumpkin seeds are not on the diet plan. However, the nutrients cannot be ignored.  Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins and contain a variety of phytochemical compounds that help with the prevention of diabetes and kidney disease.  In 100 grams of roasted pumpkin seeds there are large doses of calcium, copper, iron, zinc, selenium, thiamin, riboflavin, potassium and a variety of other nutrients, vitamins and minerals.

Suzanne Somers

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