Pumpkin Seeds are the Rocky Balboa of seeds. Raw pumpkin seeds boost your intake of protein. They are an excellent source of B vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, vitamin B6 and folate. The seeds contain iron, a mineral important to red blood cell function, as well as potassium, phosphorus, zinc and magnesium. Beside all that, raw pumpkin seeds provide a rich source of fiber, which prevents constipation and benefits digestive health.
"With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, which can give your health an added boost." ~from the website of Dr. Mercola http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2013/09/30/pumpkin-seed-benefits.aspx