Nutritional Powerhouse Pumpkin Seeds

The pumpkin seeds we roasted after carving pumpkins for Halloween
The pumpkin seeds we roasted after carving pumpkins for Halloween

Pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses that can help fight off both cancer and diabetes. Packed with antioxidants and phytosterol (plant compounds), pumpkin seeds can also help your liver, immune system and heart health. Also, these tasty seeds offer up a dose of copper, zinc, magnesium and protein too!*

You can find raw pumpkin seeds in most specialty markets or in the health section of some grocery stores. Sprinkle some seasonings (like rosemary or garlic) and roast your seeds at 400 degrees until golden (usually between 5-20 minutes, based on the size of your seeds).

*http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-health-benefits-of-pumpkin-seeds.html
Photo | Roasted Pumpkin Seeds | ©Brian Jackson | Used under a Creative Commons Attribution License

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