Boo! Halloween is just around the corner, which means it is officially time to carve your pumpkin. While you are scooping out the inside of your pumpkin, don't toss the seeds, they have great nutritional value!
Pumpkin seeds contain magnesium, which is good for your blood pressure, and ultimately helps with heart health. Additionally they contain zinc, which is good for your immune system. Plant-based omega 3 fats are also the healthy fats you should be ingesting as an alternative to eating meat. Furthermore, pumpkin seeds contain Tryptophan, which helps you sleep better. Eating a handful of pumpkin seeds a few hours before you go to bed may help you get a better night of rest.
Roasting Pumpkin Seeds
The most common way to eat pumpkin seeds is to roast them in the oven.
1. Run water over the seeds in a strainer to separate the seeds from the goop.
2. After you pat the seeds dry, spread them across a pan or baking sheet.
3. Drizzle olive oil over the seeds and flavor with salt and pepper. (For something sweet, sprinkle cinnamon sugar over the seeds instead).
4. Roast them in the oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes.
Eating pumpkin seeds and taking EnduraQ will help you stay on top of your game.
Enjoy the seeds and happy pumpkin carving!