There’s something satisfying and stress relieving about pulling out wads of seedy goop from your Halloween pumpkin. I like that squish between my fingers, but it’s probably not for everyone. Even if you don’t like the process of harvesting pumpkin seeds you should at least try eating them.
We recently published an article about health benefits of eating pumpkin but we didn’t want to fail to mention that there are health benefits in the seeds too. First we’ll talk about why they are good for you then we’ll show you how to make them at home.
• Heart healthy – a 1⁄4 cup of pumpkin seeds contain almost 1⁄2 of the recommended daily amount of magnesium
• Vitamin rich – pumpkin seeds are rich in zinc, vitamin E, vitamin K, vitamin B and fiber
• Plant-based Omega3 – pumpkin seeds and nuts are a great source of plant-based Omega3s
• Good cholesterol – pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol
• Kidney Stones – pumpkin seeds help prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation
• Inflammation – pumpkin seeds have been shown to help reduce inflammation