Pumpkin breath, loaded with some health benefits.
A lot of us have been scoring the leftover pumpkins from friends, and if you are like me you shower the pasture with them. Wyatt and Doc thought the mini pumpkins were balls and had a fun afternoon throwing them around.
But, did you know about the potential health benefits of the •seeds•? The pumpkin itself is nutritious for animals, including humans. The seed itself is where it’s at though. Herbalists have discovered in recent times that the seed is an effective deworming agent for tapeworms and other intestinal parasites. The [seed] contains an amino acid- cucurbitin - which paralyzes the worm and the worm is then eliminated. The seed is also loaded with fiber, iron, copper, calcium, niacin and many other nutrients that are beneficial to a balanced diet. (Not the seeds from Whole Foods that are salted)
Plants can be medicine and this is so cool you guys. The seeds have been studied pretty heavily recently for their developed ethnopharmacoligical applications for treating parasites. NERD ALERT
Soooo, basically I’m going to start putting pumpkin seeds in my pumpkin pie and calling it healthy.