Pumpkin Seed Chikkis:
Pumpkin seeds are one of the most commonly consumed types of seeds, and are good sources of phosphorus, monounsaturated fats, omega-6 fats and are also good sources of phytosterols, which are plant compounds that may help lower blood cholesterol. The seeds are nutrient and calorie-rich, with especially high content of fat (particularly linoleic acid and oleic acid), protein, dietary fiber, and numerous micronutrients. Pumpkin seed can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product used as a snack.
Dried, roasted pumpkin seeds are 2% water, 49% fat, 15% carbohydrates, and 30% protein (table). Pumpkin Seeds or a rich source of protein, dietary fiber, niacin, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus. The seeds are a moderate source of riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, sodium and potassium. Major fatty acids in pumpkin seeds are linoleic acid and oleic acid, with palmitic acid and stearic acid in lesser amounts.
The best and easy way to consume seeds on a daily basis is to eat in the form of Chikkis. These Chikkis are made with roasted Seeds and Sulphur free Jaggery. Jaggery in it’s liquid state help seeds to bind together to make Chikki. Dry Chikkis are crunchy and yummy in taste and can be consumed conveniently at any time.
Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Chikkis :
- Full of Valuable Nutrients – Highly Nutritious and Particularly Rich in Vitamin A
- High in Antioxidants – May Reduce Your Risk of Chronic Diseases
- Linked to a Reduced Risk of Certain Cancers
- Improve Prostate and Bladder Health
- Potassium, Vitamin C and Fiber – May Benefit Heart Health
- Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels
- May Improve Sperm Quality
- May Help Improve Sleep
- Vitamin A, Lutein and Zeaxanthin May Protect Your Eyesight
- Nutrient Density and Low Calorie Count May Promote Weight Loss
- Contains Compounds That Promote Healthy Skin
- Manage cholesterol levels and control heart health
- Fight against nervous diseases
- Helps in growth and development