10 Amazing Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds

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Looking for a snack that’s good for your health? Try munching on some pumpkin seeds. For a long time, pumpkin seeds have been touted for its numerous benefits. According to the World Health Organization, these seeds are an excellent source of zinc.

It’s best to purchase the unshelled variety so you get the most out of the zinc content. A serving of roasted unshelled pumpkin seeds (3.5 ounces) have 10 milligrams of zinc. The same amount that’s shell only has 7 to 8 milligrams of zinc. This is just one of the many benefits of pumpkin seeds. Refer to the infographic above to find nine more.

Now that you know how beneficial pumpkin seeds are, you’d be glad to know that there are many ways to eat them. You can make pesto sauce out of these seeds and use that for your pasta dish. Or you can candied or spiced pumpkin seeds. It’s also a good idea to add them to your granola along with almonds, cranberries, apricots and other healthy items. You can also incorporate these seeds into your dish as a garnish such as topping for soups or salads.

You certainly won’t run out of ways including more of these healthful seeds in your diet.

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