A healthy snack for those on the go, you will be amazed with the kind of health benefits these wonder seeds possess. Pumpkin seeds are the unsung beauty hero in the world of nuts and seeds. With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. World Health Organization recommends their consumption as a good way of obtaining these nutrients.
Storage: Recommended to store in cool, dry area in covered container and to extend shelf life, refrigerate in covered airtight container. Avoid direct contact with light.
Uses: Pumpkin seeds can be eaten raw as a snack in itself or mixed with other snack products. They are also added to sautéed vegetables, sprinkled on salads, added to hot or cold cereal or even to cookie or granola recipes. One can even make a paste and add with fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro leaves or add to salad dressings. If you are roasting them, it should be mildly done so for not more than 10-15 mins.
Did you know: A 1-ounce serving of roasted pumpkin seeds – about a handful – contains 163 calories and gives you almost 8.5 grams of protein. That’s 15 percent of the daily requirement for men and 18 percent for women.