We often associate Pumpkins with Fall and Halloween. From carving jack-o’-lanterns to baking pumpkin pie, we use pumpkins for many things in October. But, what can we do with the pumpkin seeds that we often toss out? Pumpkin seeds are the perfect, healthy snack for on the go and can be enjoyed as it is or roasted and added to yoghurt and desserts. The humble pumpkin seed is packed with nutrients and is used to make cooking oil and in weight loss. These powerful pods contain 40% of our recommended daily intake of magnesium, phosphorus, and manganese. If you haven’t tried pumpkin seeds yet, perhaps now is the time.
This National Pumpkin Seed Day, celebrate this superfood by baking breads and muffins with them or encourage students to study the benefits of pumpkin seeds as a school project.
When Is National Pumpkin Seed Day?
National Pumpkin Seed Day is celebrated on the first Wednesday of October and will be celebrated on October 6th in 2021.
History Of National Pumpkin Seed Day
National Pumpkin Seed Day was founded by Kathie Pelliccio, owner of Superseedz Gourmet Pumpkin Seeds, in 2016. What started in her home kitchen has now grown into a large successful seed business that provides healthy snack options for everyone.