Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a healthy snack enjoyed by people of all ages. Food to Live offers high quality raw pumpkin seeds that are non-GMO, unsalted and shelled — so they’re ready to enjoy!

Health benefits of pumpkin seeds

Crunchy, tasty pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, are packed with a unique blend of antioxidants such as vitamin E, zinc and manganese — substances that are essential in fighting free radical damage and promoting a healthy immune system. Additionally, 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds contains 23 percent of the recommended daily value of zinc, an important mineral that helps to protect the body against cold and flu viruses.

One cup of pumpkin seeds contains over 100 percent of the recommended daily value of magnesium and approximately 80 percent of the recommended daily value of protein. Magnesium is essential in maintaining healthy bones and keeping the blood pressure at balanced levels, while protein contributes to healthy muscles and skin.

How to use pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds can be implemented into a variety of recipes and also make a delicious snack when roasted and sprinkled with sea salt. Pumpkin seeds are the perfect extra ingredient for oatmeal raisin cookie batter, and can also be added to trail mixes or sprinkled on top of salads.

Ground pumpkin seeds can also be added to hamburger or turkey burger patties prior to grilling, allowing for an additional burst of protein and a unique taste experience. And you can also used your ground pumpkin seeds to make pipian, a type of mole.

For a great snack or an easy way to add protein and nutrients to a wide range of dishes, you can’t go wrong with whole raw pumpkin seeds from Food to Live.