6 scientifically proven health benefits of pumpkin kernels 10-02-2020

6 scientifically proven health benefits of pumpkin kernels 10-02-2020

At Dipasa we offer multiple types of pumpkin kernels, like Grown Without Shell-A, Grown Without Shell-AA and shine skin. The variation of these grades differ in color and uniformity.

Pumpkin kernels are small, but full of nutrients. A small portion of pumpkin kernels contains substantial fats, magnesium and zinc. Because of this, pumpkin kernels are good for heart, prostate and protects against multiple cancer types. The kernels can be added easily to your food pattern and are not expensive.

Below you will find 6 scientifically proven health benefits of pumpkin kernels.

  1. Rich in nutrients.

A 28g portion of Pumpkin kernels contains around 151 calories. They contain a great amount of anti-oxidants, potassium vitamin B2 and folium acids. The following nutrients;

  • 151 calories
  • 14% Zinc (of the daily recommended consumption)
  • 1.7 gram fibre
  • 7 gram protein
  • 4 gram monounsaturated fatty acids
  • 6 gram omega-6
  • 37% of magnesium (of the daily recommended consumption)
  1. Decreases cancer risk.

Food patterns with a significant amount of pumpkin kernels have been scientifically proven in relation with lower values of stomach, chest, lung, prostate and intestines cancers. A big observation research took place in the USA, where consumption of pumpkin kernels was related to a decreased chance of breast cancer in post menopause women. Other research shows us that the lignans in pumpkin kernels help in preventing and even curing breast cancer.

  1. Increases prostate and bladder health.

Studies show Pumpkin kernels can decrease symptoms of beginning prostate hyperplasia, a disease that increases the prostate gland and causes problem while urinating. Supplements of pumpkin kernels as a whole can also cure an overreactive bladder.

  1. Rich in magnesium.

Studies show Pumpkin kernels to be one of the best natural sources of magnesium (Cbi., 2019). In the United States 79% of adults have less magnesium in their body than prescribed. A good level of magnesium ensures a healthy blood pressure, decreases heart disease risk and helps maintaining healthy bones.

  1. Improves heart health.

Pumpkin kernels are a great source in antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids (all contributing to a healthy heart). Animal research shows that pumpkin kernel oils also lower high blood pressure and high cholesterol values (Cbi., 2019), two risk factors  most significant to heart disease.

  1. lowers blood sugar.

Animal research has shown that pumpkin, pumpkin kernels, pumpkin powder and pumpkin juice can lower blood sugar. For people with diabetes struggling with unstable blood sugar it is of great use.

At Dipasa we hope the above contributes in answering some questions you may have about pumpkin kernels. If you would like specifications or prices regarding our pumpkin kernels, do not hesitate to contact our sales department at: sales@dipasa.nl


Cbi. (2019). CBI. Retrieved 19 July, 2019, from /market-information/oilseeds/sesame-seeds/Europe.