What is pumpkin seed protein?
Pumpkin seed protein is exactly what it sounds like. It’s not common knowledge (yet), but pumpkin seeds are a good source of protein for both vegans and non-vegans. Whether you get pumpkin seed protein from just snacking on the seeds or from pumpkin seed powder, there are many other benefits aside from just protein content.
Pumpkin seeds are also rich in antioxidants, fiber, Omega-3 fatty acids, and numerous beneficial minerals like magnesium and zinc. The mineral content makes pumpkin seeds advantageous to heart health, bone health, ATP production, immune system response, cellular growth (muscle building), and healthy hormonal balance for both men and women. Plus, the combination of minerals and easy-to-digest fiber helps keep your blood sugar in check and helps keep things “moving along” through your digestive tract.
Who should use it?
Pumpkin seed protein is great for anyone who needs a healthy source of nutritious and well-balanced protein. It’s obviously great for vegans who avoid all sources of animal protein, but it’s just as good for non-vegans, and it’s hypoallergenic, so it can be a great option for individuals with nut allergies.
When and how should it be used?
Pumpkin seeds can be eaten as snacks whenever you want a tasty treat that’s naturally fortified with protein and other nutrients, and pumpkin seed protein can be used just as any other protein source would be. Pumpkin seed protein is especially beneficial in protein bars like the fully plant-based RawFusion Bars because of the dense nutrient profile, delicious flavor, and good fiber content that can help curb your appetite.