Also known as ‘pepitas’, pumpkin seeds are commonly used in Mexican cuisine and sometimes eaten as a healthy snack. In general, seeds are a good source of oils, magnesium, potassium and calcium that enhance heart and bone function. Due to the high magnesium content in pumpkin seeds, it is often associated with bone formation and reduced risk of osteoporosis in women. Fatty acids and antioxidants like omega-3 in pumpkin seeds benefits the heart by lowering cholesterol level and protection against diabetes. Pepitas can be added to any recipe for extra nutrition and flavour, you just can’t go wrong!
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