#9. Itís loaded with essential minerals, such as iron, potassium and magnesium

One small serving of pumpkin contains 250 milligrams of potassium and the same small serving of pumpkin also contains a good amount of iron. One cup has a little less than 10 percent of your recommended daily allowance of iron.

Our body needs magnesium for maintaining normal muscle function and for boosting our immune systems, among other things. Pumpkin seeds provide us with enough magnesium to perform these functions well.