The pumpkin plant, along with its seeds, has been used in the traditional medicine of many countries, including India and
Mexico. Pumpkin seeds promote good prostate health and offer anti-inflammatory and cholesterol-lowering benefits. Subtly sweet
and nutty with a somewhat chewy texture, pumpkin seeds are lower in fat than other seeds and offer essential minerals like
iron, magnesium, and potassium. Pumpkin seeds also contain protective compounds called phytosterols, which likely contribute
to their known prostate and heart health benefits. While available year round, they are freshest in the fall when pumpkins
are in season.
How to eat: Enjoy pumpkin seeds on top of salads or cereal, add to your favorite baked goods, or eat a handful for a nutritious and tasty snack.