SEEDZ OF LOVE
Pumpkin seeds are small, but they are mighty! Besides being a formidable source of zinc, protein, iron, and fiber, they are known for their anti-microbial benefits, which help inhibit the growth of unwanted fungi. Raw pumpkin seeds also have some serious anti-inflammatory properties thanks to their natural occurring chlorophyll, which gives them their green hue. But wait... there's more! Pumpkin seeds are even non-allergic, so those saddled with nut allergies can even enjoy them! There is a right way to prepare them, though. Whether you buy them from the store or hand-scoop them out of the pumpkin, roast raw seeds at 170°F for no more than 20 minutes. Why 20 minutes? Because beyond that baking point, their unsaturated fats lose some of their nutritional value.
But if you're short on time (or are not the baking-type), you need to check out SuperSeedz. The New Haven, Connecticut snack company specializes in ready-to-eat gourmet pumpkin seeds in a range of flavors you could have never imagined in your wildest foodie dreams. If you're into savory snacks, there's Curious Curry and Somewhat Spicy, which gets its fire from cayenne pepper and garlic. Or if you're trying to please your sweet tooth, Maple Sugar & Sea Salt and Coco Joe will do the trick. SuperSeedz are organic, GMO- Certified and 100% vegan and are dry-roasted in small batches, meaning there is no oil involved and they're never over-cooked. Eat them straight out of the bag or toss them onto oatmeal or on a salad. Better yet, mix them into your favorite granola recipe!