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Please tell me you don't throw those pumpkin seeds out?

Saturday, November 02, 2013

Hopefully you will be eating a lot of fresh squashes this Fall whether it is pumpkin, butternut squash, acorn squash, spaghetti squash, hubbard, delicate, or sweet dumpling squashes, etc. Hopefully you salvage the "guts" and pick out the seeds as you carve up your squashes. You can make yourself free and healthy snacks with those seeds from your favorite squashes. ( did you know you can roast up your watermelon seeds too?)

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Member Comments About This Blog Post:
WISEDUP1 11/4/2013 7:05AM

    I love pumpkin seeds...yum!

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L*I*T*A* 11/3/2013 8:54AM

    love the seeds too.......

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DS9KIE 11/3/2013 1:28AM

    great idea

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LIVINHEALTHY9 11/2/2013 9:54PM

    I do like roasted pumpkin seeds, unfortunately we didn't get a Halloween pumpkin this year.

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GLAMNGLOWDIVA 11/2/2013 8:38PM

    I enjoy pumpkin seeds, so good.

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GEORGANNE39 11/2/2013 7:33PM

    A personal favorite! emoticon

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ERIN1957 11/2/2013 3:41PM

    Dehydrated and ground into a flour works for us. I am not real fond of them otherwise.
But make a heck of a nice flour and cheaper than bought by far.

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WILLOW49 11/2/2013 3:37PM

    My son and dh love them! They don't go to waste in this house!

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CBRINKLEY401 11/2/2013 1:11PM

    Pumpkin seeds are ok, but not my favorite. I do generally throw them out - for the many squirrels in our backyard. But since they are very nutritious, I should try and save some this year for us to eat.

When I do bake them, instead of salting them and baking them, which just leaves the salt on the outside (and I don't eat the hulls, just the meat inside), what I do is soak them overnight in a strong salt solution before baking them. Some of the salt penetrates the hulls that way.

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EXOTEC 11/2/2013 12:56PM

    I want to roast my own! Not just pumpkin, but Delicata and Acorn and Butternut and all the other yummy winter squashes.

But I don't know how to get those durn "hairy bits" off!! Somebody please help me!
I've washed them, and scrunched them around in paper or kitchen towels... and they still have stringy things on 'em.


I need remedial seed-roasting help!

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KERRYLEE66 11/2/2013 12:48PM

    Just baked my Pennsylvania Pumpkin seeds this morning! A little cooking spray with garlic powder and sea salt on 300 for 30 minutes. Delish! 63 calories in half an ounce or about a handful!

Comment edited on: 11/2/2013 12:49:08 PM

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AZMOMXTWO 11/2/2013 12:44PM

  great work thanks

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LJOYCE55 11/2/2013 12:36PM

  thank you for doing all this research for us.

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ERINLINDSAY83 11/2/2013 12:32PM

    Oh I LOVE pumpkin seeds! My sweety had never had them before!!!!!! (Well, he tried them and doesn'tlike them, but I was shocked he'd never had them before he met me!)

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