These Health Benefits Of Pumpkin Seeds Make Them The Perfect Snack

Try our bomb flavour combos.


Women's Health |

Go for the gold: aka the best part of a pumpkin – its seeds. Yup, once you hear about these health benefits of pumpkin seeds, you’ll be adding them to your snack box…

Rich in protein and fatty acids, a handful of these nibs makes the perfect snack – filling, tasty and so easy. Roast yours (45 minutes at 150°C) with these bomb flavour combos.

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Smoked paprika + sea salt

Delivers anti-inflammatory carotenoids and vision-saving vitamin A, which you’ll absorb better with the seeds’ fat.

Lemon zest + honey

Promotes a happy tummy and happier energy levels, thanks to de- bloating lemon and naturally sweet honey.

Warm spices + brown sugar

Packs antioxidants into a blend (cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice) that re-creates a sweet dessert.

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Try natural pumpkin seeds

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We love these pumpkin seeds from Faithful to Nature. There are no additives or preservatives and the packaging is compostable and biodegradable (bonus points!). This easily digestible source of plant protein is also a source of magnesium, zinc and iron, it’s high in omega-3 fatty acids, a source of fibre for healthy digestion… and high in tryptophan, an amino acid that promotes healthy sleep.

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