Pumpkin Nature's Broom And Other Health Benefits Of Pumpkin By Sam Baker • Oct 31, 2016 Shutterstock It's often used as a major ingredient in sweets: desserts, lattes, even ale. But put all the sugar and cream aside, and pumpkin can also be a healthy food choice. Carving A Pumpkin? Don’t Forget To Eat The Seeds (Recipes) By Lauren Silverman • Oct 25, 2013 Shutterstock These jack-o’-lantern scraps are the healthiest part of the whole pumpkin. Pepitas, or pumpkin seeds, pack in a serious dose of magnesium, phosphorous, zinc, vitamin E and vitamin K. Here are some creative ways to make them part of your meal.