Naked Seed Pumpkins
Naked Seed Pumpkins are bred specifically for the seed. The seeds are green and do not have the white outer shell as seeds from other pumpkins. This makes the seeds excellent for eating. Compare the seeds in the pumpkins in the photo.
One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, which helps the pumping of your heart, proper bone and tooth formation, relaxation of your blood vessels (thus lowering blood pressure), and proper bowel function. The high magnesium content of pumpkin seeds may be responsible for its positive effect on diabetes.
Whole pumpkin seeds are an excellent source of fiber that promotes good digestive health.
Pumpkin seeds contain antioxidants (protect against cancer) and reduce inflammation.
In order to preserve the healthy fats present in the seeds, pumpkin seeds should be eaten raw. They also taste good roasted in an oven on a low temperature of 300F for 30-40 minutes. Stir occasionally. Drizzle with olive oil and sea salt prior to roasting. You can also sprinkle them on salads or eat them in yogurt or smoothies.