Pumpkin seeds, in addition to being a great source of fiber, is known for having vitamin E, a fat-soluble vitamin. Vitamin E helps keep your cardiovascular system healthy. Studies indicate you get more vitamin E from raw vs roasted pumpkin seeds!
Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds
Raw pumpkin seeds also contain more vitamin K than their roasted counterparts. Vitamin K helps stimulate blood clot formation after tissue damage, helping your blood cells aggregate to prevent bleeding. The vitamin also helps your skin heal after injury, and contributes to bone growth and maintenance. Raw pumpkin seeds contain 2 milligrams of vitamin K per 1-ounce serving — approximately twice as much as roasted pumpkin seeds. Adding an ounce of raw pepitas to your diet provides approximately 2 percent of your daily recommended vitamin K intake, according to the Linus Pauling Institute. Benefits of Raw Pumpkin Seeds | Healthy Eating | SF Gate