Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a nutritional standout and have been used for their medicinal properties in Europe and China for centuries.

Known as “pepitas” – which means little seed in Spanish – and widely used in Mexican cooking, pumpkin seeds can be enjoyed as a snack, added to salads or ground up to make a unique pesto.

In addition to providing an excellent source of magnesium and iron, pumpkin seeds also provideĀ immune-boosting zinc and phytonutrients called curcurbitacins which researchers have found pack a powerful punch against prostate problems.

Selecting and Storing Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds are sold in the shell, shelled, roasted, and raw. Keep pumkin seeds refrigerated; the oil in pumpkin seeds can easily go rancid.

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About The Author

Kelley Herring, founder of Healing Gourmet, is a natural nutrition enthusiast with a background in biochemistry. Her passion is educating on how foods promote health and protect against disease and creating simple and delicious recipes for vibrant health and enjoyment.

Kelley Herring – who has written posts on Healing Gourmet.

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