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Why Pumpkin Seeds Should Be Enjoyed All Year


Have you ever tasted pumpkin seeds?

Sure, we all love the traditional autumn favorites: pumpkin pie, pumpkin muffins, and the ever-popular pumpkin spice lattes, but the next time you stroll down the snack aisle (or carve out a jack-o-lantern), why not consider pumpkin seeds to munch on?   

Pumpkin seeds have a chewy texture and a sweet, almost nutty flavor.

Though closely associated with Halloween and Thanksgiving, pumpkin seeds should be enjoyed all year! Raw pumpkin seeds are much healthier than snacking on junk food. And if you’re a man concerned with hair loss, or would just like a great source of minerals, heart-protecting phytosterols, and stress-reducing tryptophan, then you’ve got to snack on this!

pumpkin seed oil benefits

And what about pumpkin seed oil?

There are so many things you can do with pumpkin seed oil. Because it’s rich in antioxidants, zinc, and Omega 3 and 6 fatty acids, it can be used as a moisturizer for your skin, used on your hair, or even drizzled over a salad. It may be difficult to find the right pumpkin seed oil in the store, but you can buy it easily online at places such as Star West Botanicals.

Benefits of pumpkin seeds

These nuts have fatty acids and minerals, like zinc, which make them an excellent part of a cancer-preventing health regimen. They have tons of vitamin A, vitamins B1, B2, and B3, protein, monosaturated fats, and phytoserols.

How to store

Keep your pumpkin seeds in a container at all times – don’t let them dry out. They should be refrigerated, where they can last for up to half a year! But hopefully you eat them well before that!

I’ve ordered pumpkin seed oil and will experiment with some recipes, so join our mailing list to get an update on my experience with it. You can also order your own pumpkin seed oil here.

Tell us in the comments, how do you use pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil?


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    October 6, 2016 at 12:55 pm

    Thanks for sharing. I need something for my hair

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