Tanzania groundnuts/peanuts or in Swahili called karanga (Arachis hypogaea L.) are among the most extensively grown crops in the country.
This is an underground pod that bears seeds in the same way as legumes. The processing of the nuts includes roasting into a nutty brown color that gives a crunchy bite. They also produce peanut oil.
Shikome International exports varieties of peanuts including bold peanuts, java peanuts, blanched bold peanuts, blanched java peanuts, peanuts in shell bold, peanuts splits and peanuts shell java.
Peanuts are popularly used in cooking. They impart a nutty aroma to the food and enhance flavors. We also supply raw as well as salted peanuts as per the requirement of our clients. The peanuts are dark pink in color and are used in the oil manufacturing industry, medical industry and food industry. We supply both kind of groundnut with running type of count.
In the US, around 79% of adults have a magnesium intake below the recommended daily amount.
Magnesium is needed for more than 600 chemical reactions in your body. For example, adequate levels of magnesium are important for:
Controlling blood pressure.
Reducing heart disease risk.
Forming and maintaining healthy bones.
Regulating blood sugar levels.
Summary Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium. Healthy magnesium levels are important for your blood pressure, blood sugar levels, as well as heart and bone health.
6. May Improve Heart Health
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids — all of which may help keep your heart healthy.
Animal studies have also shown that pumpkin seed oil may reduce high blood pressure and high cholesterol levels — two important risk factors for heart disease.
A 12-week study in 35 postmenopausal women found that pumpkin seed oil supplements reduced diastolic blood pressure (the bottom number of a reading) by 7% and increased “good” HDL cholesterol levels by 16%.
Other studies suggest that pumpkins’ ability to increase nitric oxide generation in your body may be responsible for its positive effects on heart health.
Nitric oxide helps expand blood vessels, improving blood flow and reducing the risk of plaque growth in your arteries.
Summary Nutrients in pumpkin seeds may help keep your heart healthy by reducing blood pressure and increasing good cholesterol.
7. Can Lower Blood Sugar Levels
Animal studies have shown that pumpkin, pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed powder and pumpkin juice can reduce blood sugar.
This is especially important for people with diabetes, who may struggle to control their blood sugar levels.
Several studies have found that supplementing with pumpkin juice or seed powder reduced blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes.
The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds may be responsible for its positive effect on diabetes.
An observational study in over 127,000 people found that diets rich in magnesium were associated with a 33% lower risk of type 2 diabetes in men and a 34% lower risk in women.
More research is needed to confirm these beneficial effects of pumpkin seeds on blood sugar levels.
Summary Pumpkin seeds may help reduce blood sugar levels in people with type 2 diabetes. However, more research is needed.
8. High in Fiber
Pumpkin seeds are a great source of dietary fiber — shelled seeds provide 1.1 grams of fiber in a single 1-oz (28-gram) serving.
A diet high in fiber can promote good digestive health.
In addition, high-fiber diets have been associated with a reduced risk of heart disease, type 2 diabetes and obesity.
Summary Whole pumpkin seeds are a good source of fiber. Diets high in fiber are associated with many health benefits, including a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes and obesity.
9. May Improve Sperm Quality
Low zinc levels are associated with reduced sperm quality and an increased risk of infertility in men.
Since pumpkin seeds are a rich source of zinc, they may improve sperm quality.
Evidence from one study in mice suggests they may also protect human sperm from damage caused by chemotherapy and autoimmune diseases.
Pumpkin seeds are also high in antioxidants and other nutrients that can contribute to healthy testosterone levels and improve overall health.