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The Benefits of Eating Pumpkin, Sesame and Sunflower Seeds

Seeds maybe small in size, but they pack a mighty punch in terms of nutrition that can boost your health and well-being. Esme + Sita Organic Seed Bars contain only organic pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds and we’re going explore their benefits in this blog.

According to, pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are rich in zinc, magnesium, omega-3 fatty acids and antioxidants. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best natural sources of magnesium, a mineral that is often lacking in the diets of many Western countries. Magnesium is needed for more than 600 chemical reactions in your body. The American National Institutes of Health claim that adequate levels of magnesium are important for controlling your blood pressure, regulating blood sugar levels, reducing heart disease, and maintaining bone health. In addition, pumpkin seeds also contain manganese, phosphorus, copper and iron.

Sesame seeds are tiny, oil-rich seeds that grow in pods on the Sesamum indicum plant. They are often used in Asian and Middle Eastern cuisines and are known for their nutty flavour. Sesame seeds contain unique nutrients that can have some superfood-worthy effects on our health and wellbeing. They are good sources of some pretty important nutrients like, manganese, copper, calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphorus, vitamin B1, zinc and dietary fibre. They can help strengthen your bones, blood, skin and hair. Sesame seeds have anti-arthritic, anti-inflammatory and antioxidant properties.

Sunflower seeds are harvested from the flower head of the sunflower plant. They are white and have a tender texture and are known for their distinct nutty flavor and high nutritional value.  They are high in vitamin E, selenium, phosphorus and polyunsaturated fats. According to, studies link the consumption of sunflower seeds to a number of health benefits, including lowering your risk of developing diseases like high blood pressure or heart disease. They also contain nutrients that can support your immune system. Zinc plays a vital role in the immune system, helping the body maintain and develop immune cells. Selenium also plays a role in reducing inflammation, fighting infection, and boosting immunity. Selenium can also increase blood flow and deliver more oxygen to your body. High levels of protein in sunflower seeds already help boost your energy levels, other nutrients like vitamin B and selenium can help keep you energized. Vitamin B1 (also known as thiamin) present in sunflower seeds can help you convert food to energy, which can keep you active throughout the day.  

As you can see, these three seeds have a lot to offer in terms of nutrition and health benefits. So next time you’re looking for a healthy snack choose Esme + Sita Organic Seed Bars which are certified organic by Ecocert Canada. They are packed full of organic pumpkin, sesame and sunflower seeds. They are free of nuts, fruits, preservatives, additives, dairy and gluten.