A Fall Favorite: Sweet and Spicy Pumpkin Seeds

| 10/5/2011 12:26:23 PM

J.PattonIt’s hard to believe it, but October is well underway, and with it comes searching for the perfect Halloween costume, scaring others with tales of ghosts and ghouls, and—my personal favorite—pumpkin carving!

After you scoop out all of your pumpkin’s insides, it’s time to ask yourself, “What should I do with all this slimy, orange goop?”

Before busting out a trash bag and kicking your seeds to the curb, consider this: The pumpkin seed is one of the most nutritious edible seeds you can eat. These off-white seeds are full of iron, protein and fiber. They also contain vitamins E and B.

Uncover more health benefits from pumpkin seeds.

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These seeds are both delicious and nutritious. They're full of iron, protein and fiber.
Photo by Amber Karnes/ Courtesy 

So, instead of throwing them out, turn your pumpkin seeds into a healthy snack.