Home    Subscribe    Write for Us    FAQ    Contact    HubGarden    Login

Quick Tip #73: The power of the pepita

by Clare Deville (follow)
Editor in Chief of www.healthyhints.com.au
Nutrition (254)      Quick Tips (153)     
Don't be fooled by their size - the pint sized pepita, or pumpkin seed, is a powerhouse of essential nutrients. Containing a host of vitamins, minerals, and essential fatty acids, these dried seeds are a worthy addition to any diet.



pepita, pumpkin seed, pepita nutrition, pepita and iron, benefit of pumpkin seeds
Powerhouse pepitas. Image courtesy of Mister GC/freedigitalphotos.net


While all can benefit from pepitas, they are particularly beneficial to vegans and vegetarians as they are a rich source of protein and iron. Tasty and versatile they make for a simple low-calorie snack, or as a crunchy garnish on top of salads and hot meals.

One of my favourite ways to use pepitas is to make a homemade tamari protein mix and sprinkle it on salads, steamed vegetables, or a simple lunch of brown rice and avocado.



tamari mix, trail mix, homemade trail mix, pepitas, almonds, sunflower seeds, tamari
Homemade tamari protein mix


Categories
#Quick Tips
#Nutrition
I like this Article - 16
[ print friendly ]
More Articles by Clare Deville
Superfood or not, quinoa (pronounced keen-wah) has a number of indisputable nutritional and health b...
10 likes
The old Kellog's Cornflakes slogan 'the simple things in life are often the best' was actually spot ...
9 likes
If you're looking for a healthy and refreshing cold treat for yourself or the kids - look no further...
6 likes
Porridge does not get any better than this! It's sweet, wholesome, and combined with the fruit is a ...
5 likes
Oily skin can occur as a result of genetics, medications, the pill, poor diet, stress, or hormonal c...
5 likes
The benefits of meditation and mindfulness are well documented, as are the positive emotions associa...
9 likes
view all articles by Clare Deville
Articles by Clare Deville on Other Hubs
ID: 22113
[ Submit a Comment ]
Featured Articles
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
Trending Articles
Pumpkin Cream Soup is one of my favorite soups of all time
9 likes
This delicious and healthy slice is a great way to increase your vegetable intake
9 likes
This zesty scrub is chemical free and gives you smooth feeling skin
7 likes
I am not a green thumb; if anything can survive my “love” %%(or possibly over zealous gardening!)%% ...
7 likes
These days colouring in is recognised as having benefits for adults
5 likes
The final weeks and days of pregnancy can present many emotional challenges for women
5 likes
As well as being a way to create warm garments and rugs, knitting can have health benefits
5 likes
Tea tree (Melaleuca Alternifolia) essential oil is the highly concentrated, volatile oil extracted f...
15 likes
One of the things people often believe they have to give up when they are watching their weight is c...
3 likes
Children face new experiences almost daily, but a child might struggle in an area without even reali...
7 likes
Categories
Nutrition (254)
Vegan (121)
How To (62)
Lists (60)
Hygiene (35)
Yoga (29)
 
Copyright 2012-2017 On Topic Media PTY LTD. ABN 18113479226. mobile version