Pumpkin Kernels (pepitas) from Nature First are great if you’re in the mood for a chewy snack that doubles as a phenomenal health food.
With a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium and manganese to copper, protein and zinc, pumpkin kernels are nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a very small package. They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants,1 which can give your health an added boost.
Because these are high-fibre seeds, they’re able to boost your fiber intake, helping you reach the ideal amount of 50 grams per 1,000 calories consumed.
Best of all, because pumpkin kernels are highly portable and require no refrigeration, they make an excellent snack to keep with you whenever you’re on the go, or they can be used as a quick anytime snack at home, too, add to cereals, a stir-fry or salad, to create a quick and easy way to increase the nutritional values of meals.
A great infographic about the amazing health benefits of pumpkin and pumpkin seeds can be found at https://www.positivehealthwellness.com/infographics/6-surprising-health-benefits-pumpkin-infographic/
If you prefer to eat the kernels roasted, do so yourself so you can control the roasting temperature and time. Raw kernels can be roasted on a low heat setting in your oven (no more than 170 degrees F or 75 degrees Celsius), sprinkled with Himalayan or other natural salt, for about 15-20 minutes.
Ingredients: Pumpkin Kernels (Pepitas)