Protein and "good" fat abound!
While pumpkin seeds make a great addition to anyone's diet, vegetarians and vegans especially can benefit from their protein content. For the carnivorous among us, snacking on heart-healthy seeds like these can offset the cholesterol and saturated fat found in meats. And don't worry about the fat in pumpkin seeds -- it's the healthy kind!
They've got fiber for days
You probably know that fiber is important for keeping the ol' bowels in good working order, but it's got other perks too, such as lowering cholesterol and blood sugar levels. For extra fiber, go for the whole seeds over the hull-less version, also called "pepitas" or "hearts." Or as I like to say, go hull or go home. (Seriously, I always say that.)
There's something for everyone
Not everyone loves snacking on seeds straight from the source -- you know, because humans aren’t birds. Roasting can give the chewy seeds a nice crunch, but for those who prefer their seeds sans hull, there's good news: Certain varieties of pumpkins produce seeds without hulls. The green pumpkin seeds you see in stores most likely came from the oh-so-sexy "naked-seeded" pumpkins, also known as "oilseed." So go get yourself some green-seed deliciousness, because as anyone who's tried it knows, it's just not worth it to disrobe the seeds by hand.