Pumpkin purée may pair perfectly with seasonal baked goods, but no need to discount the seeds! Pumpkin seeds are rich in magnesium, our mineral linked to better sleep, elevated mood, and activation of more than 300 reactions in the body including metabolizing our food to energy and maintaining bone integrity. Our collagen-forming, healthy-skin-maintaining best friend, manganese (yes, they do sound similar) also happens to be particularly rich in these seasonal seedlings. And that just scratches the surface– vitamin E, phosphorous, copper, zinc, iron and protein are major standouts as well. Now that’s what I call a superfood.
1. Scoop out seeds from your pumpkin, rinse and drain.
2. Lay out seeds on a lined baking mat and spray will olive oil. Season with garlic salt and paprika.
3. Bake for 20 minutes at 300F, tossing half way through