Views: 8 Author: Site Editor Publish Time: 2021-12-08 Origin: Site
Pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients, containing about 50% fat and 30%-40% protein. After defatting, the protein content of pumpkin seeds can reach more than 60%, and the protein is rich in amino acid composition. It is a good source of plant protein.
1. Improve cardiovascular disease
High plasma cholesterol content is the main cause of heart disease. Animal fat in the diet can increase plasma cholesterol content, which is an important factor leading to arteriosclerosis and heart disease. Pumpkin seed protein does not contain cholesterol and can replace animal protein.
2. According to the research results of the Nobel Prize winners in 1998, the arginine in the protein is the only prerequisite for the synthesis of nitric oxide in the body. The arginine content in pumpkin seed protein powder is sufficient. Supplementing pumpkin seed protein can promote the synthesis of nitric oxide, relax blood vessels, lower blood pressure, improve the blood supply to the heart and brain, enhance the elasticity of blood vessel walls, and effectively prevent cardiovascular diseases.
3. Improve the body's immunity
Pumpkin seed protein can promote the synthesis of immunoglobulin and effectively enhance humoral immunity; it can also increase the proliferation of T lymphocytes and enhance cellular immune response; it can also promote the release of a variety of endocrine hormones, including insulin, growth hormone, prolactin, and Diuretic hormones, and catecholamines, etc., achieve the effect of regulating immunity.
4. Improve male reproductive ability
Pumpkin seed protein can improve sperm motility, improve sperm quality, promote sperm fertilization, and provide kinetic energy for sperm movement.
5. Promote muscle synthesis
Pumpkin seed protein is different from ordinary plant protein in that it contains a lot of glutamic acid. Glutamic acid is the first to synthesize glutamine in the human body. Experimental studies have proved that glutamine can increase muscle cell volume, stimulate muscle protein synthesis, improve muscle vitality, and increase muscle growth. At present, whey protein is mostly used in the market as the raw material for muscle-building powder, but whey protein is animal-derived protein and vegetarians should not eat it, and whey protein contains milk allergens, while pumpkin seed protein is vegetable protein and does not contain any allergens. , People who are prone to allergies can eat with peace of mind.
Enzymatically hydrolyze pumpkin seed protein to obtain an enzymatic hydrolysate, and the DPPH clearance rate was 83.47%, so the hydrolyzed pumpkin seed protein has an antioxidant effect.
Pumpkin polysaccharides, protein components with molecular weight greater than 60 ku and molecular weight less than 3 ku, can significantly increase insulin levels in diabetic rats, and protein components with 3 to 60 ku have the best hypoglycemic effect, not only can significantly reduce fasting blood glucose in diabetic rats Value, and can improve glucose tolerance in various periods.
Pumpkin seed protein powder can be directly added as a nutritional supplement to finished grains such as flour and corn flour to make up for the lack of essential amino acids (especially lysine) in cereal foods. It can also be used as an additive in bakery products to improve product flavor and nutritional content.
2. Meat products
Adding pumpkin seed protein powder to higher-grade meat products not only improves the texture and flavor of meat products, but also increases the protein content and strengthens vitamins.
3. Dairy products
Pumpkin seed protein powder is nutritious and contains no cholesterol.
Pumpkin seed kernel powder is the research object, and glutinous rice flour, japonica rice flour and potato starch are used as auxiliary materials. Pumpkin seed kernel powder is prepared after mixing.
5. Health Products
Pumpkin seed protein has the functions of improving cardiovascular disease, improving immunity, anti-oxidation, etc. It can be directly added to health products.