- No added salt or sugar
- Unroasted – toast at home to release depth of flavour
- Low GI
- High in fibre
Slightly chewy with a sweet nutty flavour and so popular today it’s a wonder we ever did without them! Celebrated as far back as the Aztecs for their nutritional benefits, these gloriously green goodies are a favourite in many a kitchen cupboard.
Pumpkin seeds are a generous source of essential minerals such as zinc, for immune support, magnesium for energy and iron. They also contain protein and supply valuable levels of essential fatty acids which are helpful at lowering LDL cholesterol.
It might not be breaking news that these healthy seeds are rich in an array of nutrients, but what it less widely known is that they contain beneficial plant compounds called phytosterols, which are associated with supporting heart health. To add further accreditations to these humble seeds, they contain tryptophan, an amino acid that the body converts into serotonin, the “feel good” chemical…so get sprinkling!
Adorn salads, cereals, quiches, sweet or savoury muffins – just about any dish, with these tantalising treasures and they’ll add texture, taste and nutritious value, and may even put a smile on your face.