Pumpkin seeds are packed with zinc, which is known to be beneficial for the prostate and boost the immune system. They are also rich in fatty acids that could kill parasites. Raw pumpkin seeds have essential fatty acids as well as proteins. Eating pumpkin seeds is the way to get the maximum nutritional benefits. On the other hand, roasted seeds have damaged fat that can cause plaque in the arteries.
Did you know? Carrots were purple before the 17th Century. The orange carrots that we have today weren’t cultivated until Dutch growers in the late 16th century took mutant strains of the purple carrot, including yellow and white carrots. Eventually, they were developed into sweet orange carrots. Practically all carrots were purple back then, but they were rarely grown since they are usually thin and not very good tasting.