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11/16/12 1:02 P

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I've got to say, when I separate the pumpkin seeds, I go all out. I press on the pulp to see where the seeds are, and they usually squirt out. I get as many one as possible, cause I never wanted to miss even one, then wash them in the colander. then spread them out on a baking sheet, sprinkle with salt, WELL, and bake til lightly browned. browning them makes the TOASTY!. LOL


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11/6/12 3:33 P

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Glad you're back with us, Exotec!

When I pulled the seeds from a pumpkin this fall, I separated out the seeds a bit by hand. Just as far as was easy. Then I put them in a bowl of water and left them for a few minutes. A lot of the seeds came free of the stringy stuff that way. The ones that were left in the stringy stuff could be "squirted" out by squeezing them. It was kind of fun.

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11/6/12 2:05 P

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I *love* punkin seeds! We're also in Delicata season... and I was eyeballing those seeds, too. Any winter squash seeds, I guess. I'd like to save them all and roast them myself, but I can't quite figure out how you get all the stringy stuff off. Anybody got suggestions?

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11/1/12 7:35 P

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Our seeds came out of Halloween pumpkins and have the shells on.

Good to know we are eating them the low carb way.

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11/1/12 3:33 P

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My info says that 1oz of roasted pumpkin seeds with shell on is 3g carbs, 1g fiber, so 2 net carbs. That's about 160 seeds for 2 carbs. 160 seeds is alot! :) Looking at the David brand roasted pumpkin seeds package, a WHOLE 2.5oz package has 6g carbs, 2g fiber, so that's only 4 net carbs for the whole package. So I think what we have to watch out for is the shelled pumpkin seeds that have no fiber and less bulk. I did make up a huge batch of roasted pumpkin seeds (with chili powder & lime) from the innards of our jack-o-lanterns. Yummyness!

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11/1/12 9:12 A

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Part of the variation is whether the outer shell is removed or not. Laura Dolson, the low-carb expert at About.com says this:

"Nutritional information: Pumpkin seeds are packed with nutrition, but I am not satisfied with being totally clear on the carb count. I think you can safely count them as having 5 grams of usable carb and 2 grams of fiber for 1/4 cup. The counts I'm finding vary a lot if the outer shell has been removed (these are called pepitas), and the fiber information isn't always analyzed. The above numbers are based on the best information I can find."

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11/1/12 8:41 A

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yes, that's the best way I think. think of seeds the same way as nuts. ingredient, garnish or light snack.

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10/31/12 6:51 P

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Thanks Kitty - I regularly eat almonds without a problem. If I keep the pumpkin seeds to a small handful, I should be alright

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10/31/12 9:41 A

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I find that it's pretty effective for me to take a small handful, about a tablespoonful, and put the package away and get a drink. the combination of a beverage and a tablespoonful of nuts or seeds gives me a nice lift in the middle of the day. it's also nice to have these as part of a recipe or as I said, on a salad. how about adding some to a tuna or chicken salad for crunch? Anyway, that's how I keep myself from eating a half a bag. Hope this helps. Kitty

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10/31/12 9:35 A

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I don't think so. I'd say, stay off of them for induction, but use judiciously after that. however, let me open another window and see what I can find.

Ok, here nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and
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15 grams of carb and five of protein in 85 pumpkin seeds, one oz. so, there you have it. it'd be real easy to have, say 25 pumpkin seeds and something else, maybe sprinkled on a salad for flavor and crunch .
Now, this page seems to be saying that there's no fiber in them, which makes me suspicious of their accuracy. I'd bet some of those nasty carbs are fiber, but how many, who can tell?

Livestrong gives a totally different profile saying
" Macronutrients
Pepitas contain carbohydrates, fat and protein, all macronutrients your body uses for fuel. A 1-oz. serving has 13.9 g of fat, making this snack rather high in fat, both in terms of grams of fat and the number of calories from fat, which make up 77 percent of the total calories. One portion of pepitas provides you with 8.5 g of protein, or 15.1 to 18.4 percent of the amount recommended for your daily meal plan by the Institute of Medicine. You will also get 4.2 g of carbohydrates from a serving of pepitas.
www.livestrong.com/article/359628-wh
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and here we have Sparkpeople's listing www.sparkpeople.com/calories-in.asp?
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I'm getting good at this. ( If you want to be good too. go to a clean tab in your browser and try searching for your key words in one or more forms, such as "Pepitas, Nutrition" and "pumpkin seeds, nutrition") FWIW, Love, Kitty

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10/31/12 7:18 A

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I'm guessing yes because I find them irresistible.


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