Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of the essential mineral and powerful antioxidant zinc. Eating pumpkin seeds regularly can help with immune function, hormone balance, reproductive health, inflammation, heart health, nervous system health, blood sugar, detoxification, sleep, brain function, hair loss, and even parasite infections.
12 Reasons to Eat Pumpkin Seeds
How to Enjoy Pumpkin Seeds
Best enjoyed raw, toasted, roasted or dehydrated, pumpkin seeds are delicious enjoyed by the handful, sprinkled on steel cut oatmeal for breakfast, added to a protein shake or green drink for a snack, tossed into salads for lunch, or mixed into baked goods for dessert. For nutrition boost, try “Go Raw” Organic Raw Sprouted Pumpkin Seeds.
Toasted Sweet and Spicy Pepitas
1 tablespoon coconut oil or butter
1 pound raw pumpkin seeds
1/2 teaspoon cayenne powder
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
2 teaspoons or more maple syrup
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