After carving all those Halloween pumpkins, did you by any chance keep the seeds? If you didn't, perhaps you didn't know that pumpkin seeds are edible, delicious, and really good for you.
Pepitas (another name for them) are a very common ingredient in Mexican cuisine as well as an amazingly healthy snack. Thanks to their unique combination of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants, essential amino acids, and healthy fats, pumpkin seeds provide substantial nutritional support and can help prevent disease. If you are curious about what else these wondrous little seeds can do for you, read on.