by Sandeep Godiyal

(NaturalNews) If you are acidic, or even somewhat acidic, in your stomach, you’d probably be thankful that pumpkin seeds exist. Everywhere, people are preparing dangerously acidic meals. To counteract the negative effects of acidic foods and meals, take note of studying and incorporating pumpkin seeds into your diet.

Pumpkin historical facts and trivia
• Pumpkin was originally discovered in Mexican caves dating back to about 7,000 BC.

• The North Americans were the first people to use pumpkins as food and as herbal medicine.

• Today, pumpkin seeds, called pepitas by the Mexicans, are a basic ingredient in Mexican dishes.

• People of ancient Greece also made use of pumpkin seeds.

• For every 100 grams of pumpkin seeds, one can get 559 calories.

These seeds increase in nutritive value as they age. According to research done in the Experimental Station in Massachusetts, squash and seeds of pumpkin that have been stored for a long, long time increase in their protein content.

More nutrition facts and health benefits
• Pumpkin seeds have large amounts of minerals that include copper, iron, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus.

• These seeds are rich in Vitamin K.

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