Pumpkins. along with cantaloupe and squash, are part of the gourd family. Unfortunately, the seeds from pumpkins are often discarded, even though they are delicious and pack a lot of nutrition and cancer fighting goodness inside of them. Pumpkin seeds can be eaten as snacks, used in cooking, or ground and added to cereals, muffins, puddings, ground turkey or beef, and much more.

The Native Indians in North America used the pumpkin seeds as food and to treat certain ailments. These dark green and flat seeds have been used in Mexican cooking for years, and are known as pepitas. Pepitas are most nutritious raw, but they can be roasted at low temperatures to preserve the healthy oils. They can be added to salads and vegetables, or ground and added to salad dressings Visit: https://www.pelzmann.com/produkte/steirisches-kuerbiskernoel/. One of my favorite recipes is a Mexican style Caesar salad, where I mix Caesar dressing with pepitas, some cilantro, white wine vinegar and a little red pepper.

Pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of minerals like manganese, magnesium and phosphorous. They also contain iron, zinc, tryptophan, Omega 3 fats and vitamins.

These seeds are so nutritious, they should not be eaten only in fall. You can order Pumpkin seeds all year round. Since they are delicious, your whole family will eat them. These seeds very rarely trigger allergies, so they are safe to bring to school. With nut varieties and peanut butter banned from most schools, nutritious seeds can be used to give lunches that extra punch of protein, vitamins and amino acids. These little, often discarded, miracle seeds have been linked to improved brain function, including better focus, help for learning disabilities and depression.

If any one in the family has high cholesterol, the phytosterols in these seeds can help lower cholesterol levels. Older family members can benefit from them since they improve prostate health in men; help prevent osteoporosis; and help fight certain cancers. Bladder problems, like urinary tract infections and incontinence, have also improved with these little pepitas.

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