Pumpkin Seeds: vitamin power source

pumpkin seeds

I cooked the pumpkin last night to make Pumpkin sweet potato soup and I didn’t want the seeds to go to waste. Pumpkin seeds are full of vitamins and can be pretty tasty if you know how to prepare them.

How to roast pumpkin seeds:

  1. Remove the seeds from the pulp of the pumpkin. If you are just opening your pumpkin fresh, take the seeds out before scooping the pulp. This will make it a lot easier to get a hold of the slippery seeds and separate them.
  2. Rinse the seeds under cold water.
  3. Soak them in salt water for 8-24 hours. This helps you make more use of the seeds vitamins and makes it taste better.
  4. Drain and dry seeds on a paper towel.
  5. Season how you like. mix with a little oil to help seasoning stick. I used a little sugar with cinnamon and nutmeg. You could also try garlic powder, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, etc.
  6. Spread in one layer on a baking sheet
  7. Bake at 325 F for 25 minutes, Shake them every 5 minutes to keep from burning.
  8. Let cool and enjoy!

roasted pumpkin seeds

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