5 Perks of Pumpkin Seeds – Once Upon a Farm
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5 Perks of Pumpkin Seeds

 

Just like your little one, pumpkin seeds are tiny but mighty! We use pumpkin seeds in many of our cold-pressed blends to pack in extra nutrition for little bodies, but that’s not the only benefit. Pumpkin seeds are a wonderful plant-based protein for tiny tots because they don’t have a strong flavor or gritty texture like other plant-based proteins can have (yes, these blends pass the picky toddler test!). Finely ground pumpkin seeds also provide a creamy consistency as the perfect substitute for dairy in our Dairy-Free Smoothie blends!

Clearly, we have a passion for pumpkin seeds, but here’s why you should too!

 

5 Perks of Pumpkin Seeds

  1. Packed with Protein: Pumpkin seeds contain natural protein for stable energy and growing bodies. 

  2. Fats: Our little ones can more effectively absorb fat-soluble vitamins with fats in their diet and pumpkin seeds are a great source of fat! Other fats we use in our blends include avocado, coconut milk, extra virgin olive oil, hemp seeds and flax seeds.

  3. Source of Iron: Pumpkin seeds are a good source of iron which is important for growth and brain development for little ones. Other sources of iron in our blends include date and spinach!

  4. Creamy Texture: Pumpkin seeds provide a thick and creamy texture unlike other plant-based products made with nuts or coconut. Trust us on this one – you won’t miss the dairy!

  5. Fiber: Fiber helps promote easy digestion for tiny tummies. Other sources of fiber in our blends include apple, pear, raspberry, sweet potato, and oat.

Some of Our Blends with Pumpkin Seeds