Pumpkin spice lattes may be the undisputed king of fall flavors, but we all know they aren’t exactly the best for you. So if you’re looking to get a taste of the season, but still want to keep in line with your healthy self, we’ve got just the thing to help you embrace October. Say hello to our new fave: Pumpkin Seed Oil (US/CA)!Besides being straight delicious drizzled over everything from a seasonal butternut squash soup or mixed into your favorite vinaigrette, our certified-organic hydro-therm oils give you a full range of omega fatty acids. Meaning: eating healthy and enjoying the fall flavors that get you excited about sweater weather has never been easier. Pressed from premium heritage seeds and bottled in dark glass bottles to ensure peak nutritional value, this beautiful, dark-green pumpkin seed oil can either be a last minute flourish to dress up a dish with a hit of toasty fall-goodness, or be the star of the show—take this super easy pumpkin hummus for example. We know what we’re bringing to the holiday party now! Either way, one serving of pumpkin seed oil is giving you over 14 grams of omega-3 6-9 fatty acids that reduce inflammation and may help lower risk of chronic diseases and support cognitive function. And if that’s not enough, each bottle naturally contains traces of vitamin E, beta-carotene, phenolic, and caffeic acids. Pass the pumpkin oil, please! Guys? Pumpkin oil has been proven to help keep you healthy too by supporting prostate health. Clinical research has found some positive results in reducing the pain and symptoms of BPH (benign prostatic hyperplasia), a common condition developed in men over 50, by taking pumpkin oil. At the end of the day, from the Halloween candy to those irresistible PSLs, fall can be a rough time to stick with your regular healthy-eating regime. While we definitely believe everything in moderation means giving yourself a treat now and then, we also know that means we have to do some things to counter it. Thankfully, pumpkin oil gives you the best of both worlds. Here’s to a pumpkin-flavored fall you finally don’t have to feel guilty about.
About the Author: Hillary Eaton
Hillary Eaton is a Los Angeles based food and travel writer whose work has appeared in such publications as VICE, Food & Wine, Refinery 29, Complex and Los Angeles Times.