Healthy Foods 101: Pumpkin Seeds
General Description: The thin, white seeds from the inside of pumpkins have a history as both a food source and in traditional health remedies. Native Americans have long used pumpkin seeds to promote kidney and gastrointestinal health. They are also used to support prostate and urinary tract health. Pumpkin seeds are a natural source of protein, fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, phosphorus and amino acids.
In the Kitchen – A source of protein, fiber and more, pumpkin seeds are commonly roasted as a delicious snack and can also be incorporated into salads, soups and casseroles.
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