Trader Joe’s Raw 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*
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!
Why eat pumpkin seeds? This is why.
10 Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds:
- Omega-3 fatty acids
- High in zinc and magnesium
- Decreases cholesterol
- Prostate health
- Relieves insomnia (contains tryptophan)
- Good for heart and liver
- Good for skin and hair
- High in plant-based protein
- Promotes bone health
Have you tried Trader Joe’s Raw Pumpkin Seeds before? Share your experience with me!