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Pumpkin Seeds- The healthy snacking partner

Pumpkin seeds are edible seeds which are flat, oval-shaped and green in colour. They are removed from the flesh of a pumpkin, rinsed and enjoyed. They are consumed either roasted or plain, with other spices as flavours to create a delicious, crunchy snack. Pumpkin seeds are known to be a good source of healthy oils, magnesium and many other nutrients. This helps to enhance the health of the heart, bones and other functions. Though the pumpkin seeds are typically roasted before adding in various meals. But they taste good raw as well and Pumpkin seeds are often eaten as a healthy snack.

In general, seeds are considered to be an excellent source of potassium, magnesium, and calcium.
And plant-based seeds like Pumpkin seed is a healthy snack as these are a good source of antioxidants and
polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs). The fatty acids present in pumpkin seeds too contain a range of healthy
and beneficial nutrients.

Switch to pumpkin seed for some healthy snacking


What is the Best Way to Consume and store Pumpkin Seeds?

  • In order to preserve their healthy fats, pumpkin seeds should ideally be eaten raw
  • However, most nuts and seeds have anti-nutrients that can make all the nutrients less bioavailable when you consume them. So if you plan to consume nuts and seeds on a regular basis, it would be better if you soak or sprout them.
  • To make them more delicious, you can dehydrate them in the sun or in the oven. This makes them last longer. I normally show them the sun and store in an airtight container.
  • If you fancy eating the seeds roasted, roast them without any oil or Ghee in a skillet till they are crunchy. 


Pumpkin seed as a healthy snack

1. Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seed is a healthy snack

Pumpkin Seeds can be roasted in multiple ways and enhance the spread in your snacking list. Try roasting with 

  • Butter, some salt and pepper
  • Red chilli powder and few drops of lime juice


2. Roasted Almond and Pumpkin Seed Butter.

Pumpkin seed is a healthy snack
Roasted Almond and Pumpkin seed Butter

If you are a fan of nutty butter, do give this pumpkin butter a try. I personally enjoy roasted almond butter, but when I saw this recipe of Almond and Pumpkin butter on Natural Noshing, I could not help but try myself. 

Do you agree that Pumpkin seed is one such healthy snack, we should add in your diet?

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25 thoughts on “Pumpkin Seeds- The healthy snacking partner

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  • We use lot of these seeds in our every day diet and salads ! They are healthy ways to add flavour and nutrition to our food!

  • I never knew pumpkin seeds are healthy. Usually mum just throws them away. I’m sharing this with her

  • Pumpkin seeds are rather delicious.Your post is a good reminder to eat them more regularly.Glad you are sharing this info with us.

  • Have heard a lot about pumpkin seeds but haven’t tasted it yet. I didn’t even know that it has so many good things in it. Thank for sharing vital information through this post.

  • My mother is all in for pumpkin seeds and healthy snacking. They’re nutritious and have many benefits. You can try flax seeds and Chia seeds in a variety of food items. They add healthy into our food intake and take away little guilt of unhealthy eating

  • I was not aware thst there is something pumpkin seed butter exit.. Sounds really interesting..

  • Wow what a day, reading your post while snacking on my pumpkin seed, never knew it has so many healthy benefits.

  • I’ve never tried pumpkin seeds before. The idea of
    Almond and Pumpkin butter sounds delicious would love to try

  • I have been reading about the benefits of pumpkin seeds and thinking of adding them to my diet. Good to come across this post right now when I was just going to make my grocery shopping list! Shall add it for sure now.

  • Yes, these are one of my favorites and you will find them any time of the year at my place. 🙂

    Utpal Khot

  • i dont have such idea of using pumkin seeds. Surely going to try it out.

  • This is an informative post. I used to snack on pumpkin seeds but I hadn’t a clue abt the variants available. Would love to check these out

  • megha811

    I love eating pumpkin seeds. I mix it with almond, cranberry and they taste delicious and are healthy too.

  • Noor Anand Chawla

    I thoroughly enjoy snacking on pumpkin seeds. They are tasty, easy to eat while on the go and so nutritious!

  • Ritu Kalra

    Pumpkin seeds are undoubtedly very good for health specially since they are a good source of antioxidants and mom also eats a handful of them daily

  • Trust me I have not used so much these pumpkin seeds and had no clue that it is so useful and good!! Thanks for sharing

  • I like roasted pumpkin seeds , a healthy snack and tastes good also .
    Nice and useful article.

  • I didn’t know these health benefits of pumpkin seeds. Going to include it in my daily diet.

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  • I’ve posted two recipes as part of the A-to-Z Challenge, both of them for cookies that include pumpkin seeds. 🙂

    They are a good source of protein.

    • Gunjan Upadhyay

      Wow that’s great. Would catch those recipes. Thank you for dropping by

    • Gunjan Upadhyay

      Hi Pranita, thanks for dropping by. I normally get a pack from dry fruit store. I roast them and store.


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