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Pumpkin Seeds = Zinc? Why Is It Not On The Label?


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#1 brain85

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 07:32 PM

Shopping for pumpkin seeds today I noticed that none of the labels had any mention of zinc (roasted, shelled, raw, etc) but I read everywhere that pumpkin seeds are one of the best ways to get zinc.

What's the deal here?

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Posted 11 May 2013 - 09:42 PM

As far as I can tell, only vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium & iron are mandatory for nutrition labels (plus all the other stuff: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, etc.). A lot of labels don't include the optional vitamins and minerals. Labels for fish don't mention anything about vitamin D. Not sure why. Maybe to save space/money?

 

At least that has come to be my understanding of it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


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Posted 11 May 2013 - 10:08 PM

Makes sense, thanks.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 06:33 AM

I've never seen pumpkin seeds in packages with la

As far as I can tell, only vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium & iron are mandatory for nutrition labels (plus all the other stuff: calories, fat, carbohydrates, protein, etc.). A lot of labels don't include the optional vitamins and minerals. Labels for fish don't mention anything about vitamin D. Not sure why. Maybe to save space/money?
 
At least that has come to be my understanding of it. Someone correct me if I'm wrong.


Yeah, they only do as much as is required. And no more.

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Posted 12 May 2013 - 09:00 AM

Shopping for pumpkin seeds today I noticed that none of the labels had any mention of zinc (roasted, shelled, raw, etc) but I read everywhere that pumpkin seeds are one of the best ways to get zinc.

What's the deal here?

Instead of pumpkin seeds try geting pumpkin seed oil more potent source of zinc.






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