Only around 1 month later, it will be the big party - Halloween, how is your jack o lanterns preparation? What are you going to do with the pumpkin seeds? Do you really know the health benefits of pumpkin seeds While the majority of individuals only think of pumpkins during Thanksgiving or Halloween, the seeds obtained from this fruit provide an incredible cocktail of health-boosting and disease-fighting compounds. Native to North America, pumpkins were initially embraced by the Native American tribes, who used them for dietary and medicinal purposes. Pumpkin seeds, also popularly referred to as pepitas, are flat and have a dark green color. While most pepitas are encased in a shell, some varieties come without shells. This overview seeks to answer the common question; what are the benefits of pumpkin seeds? It also explains how the nutrient-rich seeds can be prepared.