With a mildly nutty flavour, the superfood called pumpkin seeds are packed full of nutrients. One handful will give you: a protein boost – they supply a well-balanced form of all the essential amino acids which are very nourishing, energizing and easily digestible. Iron and phosphorus: promote healthy blood development and efficient nerve and mental activity. Magnesium – necessary for muscle relaxation zinc – known for its many functions in the body including the healing and maintenance of tissues, enhancing the immune system. Antioxidant vitamins A & E – protects cells from free radical damage and aids the body to grow, maintain and heal. B group vitamins – needed to process protein, carbohydrates, and fats. essential fatty acids contained in the oil which make up to 45 – 50% of the total seed, supply, and transport vitamins to the body, reduce cholesterol and support the reproductive and urinary tract. No cholesterol.
Bring all of this nutrition together with the flavourful herb called Oregano and you’ve got a super healthy, yummy, crunchy snack!
Oregano is a culinary herb used by Ancient Greeks in it’s dried form for flavoring food and for its multiple medicinal properties. In Greek, ‘Oros’ means mountain and ‘Ganos’ is the word for joy. So, essentially, Oregano means ‘Mountain of Joy’!
It is known to contain thymol, pinene, limonene, carvacrol and caryophyllene that give the herb its pleasant smell and flavouring properties. Traditionally, it has also been considered to have medicinal properties that are believed to help in digestion, respiratory and urinary tract disorders.
- Rich in antioxidants
- High in fiber
- Plant-Based Omega-3 Fats
- Easy to add to your diet