Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds

Just in time for the fall season, I purchased Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds. This was after I finished Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves. Check out my thoughts on Trader Joe’s Raw Pecan Halves HERE (review) and also HERE (nutrition information). So, why did I choose pumpkin seeds? It’s almost October, and I’m feeling very pumpkiny, hehe! ? Besides nuts, seeds sure do offer a ton of health benefits too. Remember chia seeds and hemp seeds? Read more about them:

*Viva Naturals Organic Chia Seeds*

*Manitoba Harvest Hemp Hearts*

A bag of Trader Joe's Raw Pumpkin Seeds

A bag of Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Here’s my 1 lb bag of pumpkin seeds from Trader Joe’s! I’m planning on making fruit and nut bars, protein bars, muffins, bread, cookies, and spreads like hummus/seed butter with it. Also, tossing them into salads and oatmeal. Munching on them when I need a healthy snack. I’m feeling very creative right now. I loooveeeeee it! ? Baking season is officially here!

Nutrition Facts & Ingredients: The only ingredient in this bag of pumpkin seeds are Pumpkin Seeds. No sodium added. Looking at the nutrition facts, pumpkin seeds are a great source of plant-based protein! 9 grams of protein for 170 calories. 9 grams may not seem a lot for the amount of calories, but it is for a seed. Keep in mind that pumpkin seeds are a complete protein. That means they contain all essential amino acids for the body. Along with protein, it provides heart healthy fats and fiber!

Trader Joe's Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds, Nutrition Facts & Ingredients

Why eat pumpkin seeds? This is why.

10 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:

  1.  Omega-3 fatty acids
  2. High in zinc and magnesium
  3. Anti-inflammatory
  4. Decreases cholesterol
  5. Prostate health
  6. Relieves insomnia (contains tryptophan)
  7. Good for heart and liver
  8. Good for skin and hair
  9. High in plant-based protein
  10. Promotes bone health

Have you tried Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds before? Share your experience with me!


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