National Pumpkin Seed Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of October and offers people the perfect snack this season! Roasted pumpkin seeds not only have a pleasant taste, but also contain many vitamins and minerals that are involved in tissue regeneration processes. Treat yourself and your loved ones with a delicious and healthy snack.
National Pumpkin Seed Day was founded in 2016 by SuperSeedz, with the goal of educating people about the benefits of seeds and encouraging them to eat healthy. Pumpkin seeds can be used in a variety of dishes, such as ice cream, oatmeal, salads, and yogurts, or can be enjoyed separately, roasted in a pan with added seasonings.
Scientists believe that pumpkin cultivation is believed to have originated in South America, and spread throughout the world over time. The seeds are rich in fiber, healthy fats and acids that help to protect the cardiovascular system. The fruit has been used in everyday life for centuries; for example, the Indians used it to make dishes. Pumpkin is now grown on all continents except Antarctica, and can reach a maximum weight of 35 kg.
- Pumpkins seeds can help to prevent the occurrence of breast cancer – a study of 9000 women found that consuming pumpkin seeds regularly reduced the likelihood of developing the disease.
- They can help to reduce the effects of morning sickness during pregnancy.
- They contain proteins that can normalize blood sugar levels.
- They can help to reduce alcohol dependence, due to the high zinc content that reduces cravings for strong drinks.
- Amino acids present in the seeds can help to fight parasites.
- Pumpkin seeds belong to the Cucurbita family, along with zucchini.
How to take part
Eat pumpkin seeds to improve your body, and be sure to spread the word of their benefits to your friends. Try adding them to your favorite recipe and take it to the next level. Share your creations on social networks! Be aware, however, that consuming large amounts of pumpkin seeds can cause bloating.
When is National Pumpkin Seed Day celebrated in 2023?
National Pumpkin Seed Day is observed on the first Wednesday in October each year.