Why Pumpkin Seeds Should Be In Your Next Carry-On

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America’s recent obsession with pumpkin has manifested itself in a whole flurry of fall-flavored snacks: pumpkin spiced lattes, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin Oreos, cereal bars, croutons, yogurts, chocolates—the list goes on. But it’s time to move away from the artificial options and revisit one of the truly beneficial aspects of the rotund, orange plant: its seeds.

Pumpkins seeds are more than a by-product of carving seasonal decorations. Once you remove the shells, you are left with light green kernels, also known as pepitas, which are the perfect snack for traveling or when you’re on the go.

Versatile and packed with benefits, pepitas don’t need to be refrigerated and they don’t require a lot of space in your bag. Satisfy your hunger by eating these nutrient-dense seeds to give your body zinc, manganese and iron. That translates into helping build your immune system, boost your mood, fight the common cold and stimulate skin renewal.

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