Health Benefits of Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

With Halloween around the corner (later tonight), ghosts and ghouls, candy and pumpkins, costumes and trick-or-treaters are on everybody’s mind tonight. One of these things is considered a super food. Now obviously we don’t eat ghosts and ghouls unless you are talking about the occasional ghost cookie. The super food is the pumpkin and more specifically its seeds. 

Pumpkin seeds have long consumed for hundreds if not thousands of years by the Native American Indians who used them both in their diet and for medicinal purposes.

Pumpkin seeds began increasing in world popularity when European explorers brought them back for cultivation. While pumpkin seeds are featured in recipes across the world, they are especially important in Mexican cuisine. 

Health Benefits:

  • Bone Protection
  • Lower bad cholesterol levels in blood
  • Anti-inflammatory benefits
  • A rich source of minerals, protein and monounsaturated fat
  • Aid in digestion and help ward off parasites

Pumpkin Seed Salsa Recipe

3 Guero Chiles
1 medium White Onions
8 Cloves garlic
1 large tomato 
¼ C Pumpkin Seeds
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