Pumpkin seeds are in the Orient, what Chips are in this country – a crunchy snack. In Germany, the nutty flavor bread, refined in Austria is produced from them Styrian pumpkin seed oil. Nevertheless, most of the people just throw it away, if you prepare your pumpkin soup. Thus, a nutrient lands a bomb in the trash.
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Pumpkin seeds contain B vitamins in great quantities, a lot of Vitamin e, proteins, mineral substances, trace elements, unsaturated fats and fibre Added. The calorie content is 560 per 100 grams violently, to lose weight, they are not suitable therefore.
Hair loss in men can be due to an Excess of dihydro testosterone (DHT). Of this male sex hormone controls the development of the secondary sexual characteristics of the man and the tires of the sperm. In the case of an excess of Hormone, the DHT collects at the hair of the head, follicles of the skin and shortens the time in which the hair grows. With time, the hair fall out.
DHT is created from testosterone, and only a few substances can reduce this conversion. Two of them are contained in pumpkin seeds. First of all, it is Delta-7-Sterol, this is the hair follicles occupied. It has the binding sites in the fog, no longer can DHT from occupying the Receptor. Secondly, it is Beta-Sitosterol, which prevents the formation of DHT from testosterone.
Anyone who eats a lot of pumpkin seeds, thus preventing that too much DHT in the body. Hair loss could be consequently prevented. Scientific studies are but still.
DHT is believed to play a role in a malignant enlarged prostate (BPH). This occurs mainly in older men. The prostate is far greater than normal, it pushes on the urethra and blocks it. The water have to let these men in a lot of pain, and the urine is only a trickle comes. Pumpkin seeds to counteract, therefore, an enlargement of the prostate. Also here applies: in valid trials, there is not (yet).
A drug against Arthritis is Indomethacin, which inhibits inflammation. Pumpkin seeds contain similar Complex, pumpkin seed oil, even in concentrated Form.
Kidney stones consist of minerals that can not utilize the body. This includes calcium. This collects at certain Points, the “stones”. As the urinary stones then block the ureter, cause immense pain and slow down the flow of Urine.
Pumpkin seeds have a high magnesium content, which can balance the level of calcium. Studies have shown that pumpkin seeds help reduce calcium oxalate crystals are formed, and thus, you can prevent part of kidney stones.
Pumpkin seeds contain Vitamin E, which is involved in the formation of Keratin, zinc, sebum production slows and unsaturated fatty acids – all substances which regenerate the skin. Pumpkin seed oil is not only suitable for skin cosmetics, but also as a remedy for many skin problems, such as inflammation and acne skin.
You can buy roasted pumpkin seeds in Oriental shops – in Iran, Turkey or Azerbaijan, a bowl of it is always to Nibble on the table. Also in health food stores or health food stores there are, in addition in many super markets. You can restore them, but also easy to throw the “guts” of the pumpkin in the compost bin:
Such prepared pumpkin seeds hold without air for several months.
Alternatively, you can convection the cores in a with baking paper lined baking sheet and roast for ten minutes at 160 degrees, after five minutes you apply it once. The shell can you eat it, it tastes like however woody. In the Orient one has developed it for the art, the shells, with the teeth aufzuknacken and the core pull out.
Pumpkin seed oil is made from toasted seeds and is very valuable, as it contains the active ingredients of the nuclei in a high concentration. It is an excellent Oil for salads, which can be used in cold or warm dishes. It is not suitable for Frying. The Oil is green to reddish brown. It tastes nutty with a mild spice and has a very intense taste of its own.
Pumpkin seed oil contains in the seeds existing selenium and Vitamin E in high concentration. It acts as an antioxidant and also slows free radicals. Linoleic acid and phytosterols in the Oil lower the level of cholesterol in the blood. Since the Oil inhibits inflammation, Doctors against rheumatoid Arthritis. The polyunsaturated fatty acids to expand blood vessels and lower blood pressure, help against heart and circulatory weakness.
In folk medicine, pumpkin seed oil plays a role in the treatment of the following diseases:
The high proportion of Vitamin E, Vitamin A and carotenoids, ensures that pumpkin seed oil is sought after for the manufacture of skin care products. Creams with pumpkin seed as a carrier oil to help against dry skin and wrinkles, so they are slowing down the aging processes of the skin.
In Styria, there is a special Pumpkin, the Styrian oil pumpkin. This has no woody seed shell, so the Oil can from him, well out of the presses. Until the 18th century. Century took advantage of the Styrian peasants, thick-skinned pumpkins, then she raised the thin shell specifically. The variety is now widely distributed in Styria, Burgenland, Hungary and Slovenia. The pumpkins are up to ten kilograms and need sandy loam soils, as well as a specific heat and moisture.
In the autumn of up to 1000 cores to be taken from a pumpkin, this work is clean Pumpkin and is usually done on the field. From the halved pumpkin, the inside flesh is torn out with the seeds. The pumpkin itself is not used, shell, meat, leaves and shoots remain on the field and are later plowed with the Tractor – they serve as a fertilizer.
The washed seeds to dry at 50 degrees, later they are ground. The pumpkin seed flour to stir the producers with salt and water and roasting it until the water evaporates. While you continuously stir the dough. The finished pulp is pressed by the Ölschläger with a wooden wedge, and strikes the dough. Freshly pressed, the Oil rests for a few days until the suspended solids have settled. In a cool and dark pantry it lasts nine months or more. A Liter of Oil contains the nuclei of 35 medium-sized pumpkins. Therefore, it is also very expensive.
Pumpkin seed oil has a mild like extraordinary taste. You can have soups, salads, egg dishes, dishes with beef or Brawn enriched. Ice cream parlors use it as a flavour carrier in Ice cream. Experimenting is worth it! (Dr. Utz Anhalt)