Holiday Food Waste: Save the Pumpkins!
The sales of pumpkins increase greatly as the Fall season begins, but that also means the dsicarding and waste of them go up as well. With October coming to an end, it is important to make sure you know all of the festive fall pumpkin hacks that will help you reduce excess waste but also benefit your health.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture said that a SINGLE cup of pumpkin seeds can give a person 22% of a person’s recommended fiber, as pumpkin seeds have a LOT of vitamin- (vitamin K helps, blood clotting, bone metabolism, and regulating blood calcium levels and more).
Pumpkin Food Hacks:
Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Remove your pumpkin seeds, and if they are covered in pup, clean them off!
Take your pumpkin seeds and spread them out on a cookie sheet until they dry (they will be wet from being inside the damp pumpkin)
Place sheet into the oven and roast them for 15-20 minutes until lightly crispy.
Face Mask: Pumpkin Skin Benefits,
Pumpkins contain enzymes which promote cell turnover, brightens and boosts collagen too for baby soft skin. Whilst fatty acids form a barrier on the skin and increase hydration, the fruit’s zinc properties are great for acne and reducing excessive oil production. Make a face-mask out of pumpkin!
Hair Mask: Pumpkin Hair Benefits;
Not only does it promote hair growth, but it’s an amazing conditioner for dried out locks. Whilst vitamin C strengthens hair follicles, vitamin E enhances blood circulation in the scalp. Make a hair mask out of pumpkin.
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