Pumpkin season is upon us. As you drive down the road, you’ll see lots of porches decorated with all sizes of the delicious winter squash. When I see a pumpkin all carved, I have to wonder what they did with the pumpkin seeds inside. I wonder if they know how delicious they are. I also wonder if they are saving the seeds for next year. Issues that one thinks about when they are self sustainable farmers.
Did you know pumpkin seeds are a sleep aid? Yes, eating pumpkin seeds can help you fall asleep. The tryptophan, an amino acid in the seeds, converts in the body to serotonin. Serotonin helps the body to sleep better.
Pumpkin seeds can help to control blood sugar. The seeds are rich in digestible protein. These proteins help the body to maintain proper sugar levels.
Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamins, and minerals including magnesium which great for your heart, and also a natural relaxant.
Now, the next time you carve that pumpkin, you will want to save the seeds. Here is a great recipe for Toasty Tasty Pumpkin Seeds.