You like to cook with pumpkin? And the seeds are going straight to the bin? No need! You can use them! They’re super healthy.
There are many reasons why we can call pumpkin seeds ‘wonder food’…
- are rich in essential fatty acids > important for a soft elastic skin.
- contain many micro nutrients, such as vitamin E, iron and magnesium > for a good libido.
- are especially rich in zinc > again, for a good sexual health, the defence of infections, growth and development of new cells.
- are a good source of protein and contain vitamin B6 > this has various functions including balancing the female hormones. (source: Wonderfoods – Natalie Sanova)
What to do with them?
You can eat the seeds as a snack, but they are a bit dry. Better: add them to your breakfast cereal. Or even make you own granola including the pumpkin seeds.
- Pumpkin seeds from one or more pumpkins.
- I've tried a few different ways to prepare the pumpkin seeds: in the oven, in the pan, with or without oil. After experimenting I came to the conclusion that roasting them in a dry pan, works out the best.
- Take of the seeds from the pumpkin.
- Clean and dry the seeds between paper towels.
- Roast them in a dry pan, until they are lightly coloured.