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12/4/13 5:23 P

I was assuming they would be put in with the alternative protein sources, but a little part of me was like but it comes from a fruit!

I mostly started using pumpkin seeds as a way to bump up my magnesium intake when I found out I was deficient. And the fact that they're a good source of fibre and protein (things I had previously been upping) and good fats as well have made them a constant part of my diet. It doesn't hurt that they're so yummy!

SUNSHINE6442 Posts: 1,955
12/4/13 8:11 A

Yes, healthy fats and protein but also calcium...a number of minerals, like magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, apart from iron, copper, protein and zinc...they help people suffering from depression, reduce cholesterol and can help those with RA amoung other benefits.

MISSRUTH Posts: 3,823
12/4/13 4:18 A

They belong with the nuts/seeds category, and not fruit/vegetables. They have healthy fats, and also some protein.

GODIVAB Posts: 13
12/3/13 10:13 P

I count mine with the nuts and other seeds

12/3/13 9:48 P


So the last two weeks I've been working on eating more fruits and especially veggies (before that I worked on my protein and fibre intake) and I'm a little confused about pumpkin seeds. Do these count towards my servings of fruits and veggies? Or should they be categorized as a protein source like nuts and sesame seeds?

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