These roasted and salted pumpkin seeds certainly pack a punch! Lightly salted, these fine pepitas are the perfect energy booster for on-the-go snacking or even make a fantastic addition to any classic trail mix. Jam-packed with antioxidants, carotenoids and Vitamin E, pumpkin seeds are renowned for being nutrient-dense and a great source of fuel for the brain! But not just that – these salted pumpkin seeds are also brimming with magnesium, copper, zinc and selenium. Just a handful a day is enough to keep the doctor away!
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Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants like carotenoids and vitamin E. Antioxidants can reduce inflammation and protect your cells from harmful free radicals. That’s why consuming foods rich in antioxidants can help protect against many diseases. Pumpkin seeds are one of the best natural sources of magnesium — a mineral that is often lacking in the diets of many Western populations. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of antioxidants, magnesium, zinc and fatty acids — all of which may help keep your heart healthy. If you have trouble sleeping, you may want to eat some pumpkin seeds before bed. They’re a natural source of tryptophan, an amino acid that can help promote sleep. Pumpkin kernels are also an excellent source of the B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates.
There Are More Than 50 Varieties of Pumpkin. Green Pumpkin Seeds Are the Naked Version of White Pumpkin Seeds. Pumpkin Pie Spice Doesn’t Contain Pumpkin. Pumpkin Is a Type of Squash. National Pumpkin Day is celebrated every Oct. 26. Pumpkins Grow Everywhere Except Antarctica.
How to Store and Select
Pumpkin seeds will go rancid if they’re not stored properly. If you’ve purchased a sealed package, you can keep it unopened in a cool, dry location that is out of direct sunlight for up to 3 months or you can place it unopened in your freezer for a year or longer. When seeds are exposed to air they are immediately at risk for going rancid. Every time you unseal a package make sure you seal it again only after removing as much air as possible. After you’ve opened a package of pumpkin seeds, it’s highly recommended that you transfer them to a bag or container that has an airtight seal and then keep them in the fridge or freezer.
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