It’s all about texture and crunch with these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. Inside of pumpkins lie a treasure trove of white pumpkin seeds nestled inside the stringy guts. You can clean them with the help of a pressure faucet and a little patience. The result is almost as fun to eat as popcorn. Each seed pops between your teeth when you bite into it and the taste is rich and nutty. So don’t forget this little idea when Halloween rolls around this year. Actually, you can roast any type of seed, not just pumpkin. Any variety of squash seed works just as well.
Pumpkin seeds pack a nice dose of fiber into your diet. Our preferred way to eat them is sprinkled on top of our salads. They can be a little oily to eat alone, but with olive oil and vinegar on a salad, it works perfectly and adds crunch and flavor.
To go into some stats, 1/4 cup of pumpkin seeds also packs 13% of your daily iron, 40% of your daily magnesium, and 18% of your daily protein into your diet. They also provide 22% of our best friend- FAT! (good heart-healthy fats!)
Once you’ve experimented making these original Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, head over to your spice rack and be adventurous. If you love curry, sprinkle some curry over them before cooking. If you love cinnamon, try some of that. Or what about some ginger? The only limit? Your imagination!
And on that note, happy popping!