How to prepare and cook pumpkin seeds

How to prepare and cook pumpkin seeds – Pumpkin seeds are one delicious yet often overlooked treat. #PumpkinSeeds

How to prepare and cook pumpkin seeds

According to Healthline, an online medical resource that aims to educate readers as they pursue their health and overall well-being, pumpkin seeds provide a host of health benefits. Data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture indicates that a single cup can provide as much as 22 percent of a person’s daily recommended value of dietary fiber. In addition, pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamin K, which plays a role in blood clotting and bone metabolisms and helps to regulate blood calcium levels.

Pumpkin seeds tend to be easily accessible come Halloween, as they’re right inside the pumpkins many who celebrate this ghoulish holiday turn into jack-o’-lanterns. When carving pumpkins this Halloween, people can forgo relegating pumpkin seeds to the garbage can in favor of cooking them. The following are some tips, courtesy of Whole Foods, to help Halloween celebrants prepare and cook pumpkin seeds.

· Remove seeds from the inner cavity.

The seeds may sometimes be covered in excess pulp. Upon removing the seeds from the inner cavity, wipe off the pulp and then spread the seeds out evenly on a paper bag, allowing them to dry overnight.

· Place the seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet.

Once the seeds have dried, they can be placed in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast the seeds in the oven at a temperature between 160° and 170° F for 15 to 20 minutes. Whole Foods notes researchers found that roasting pumpkin seeds for more than 20 minutes can lead to unwanted changes in the fat structure of the seeds. To avoid such changes, make sure the seeds are not roasted for more than 20 minutes.

Once they have been roasted, the seeds can be served as-is as a delicious snack. Whole Foods notes that seeds also can be sprinkled into mixed green salads. Pumpkin seeds can even be ground with fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro leaves and then mixed with olive oil and lemon juice to create a delicious salad dressing. Chopped pumpkin seeds also can be added to cereals.

Don’t forget to add a little nutrition to celebrations by roasting some pumpkin seeds.

air fried pumpkin seeds #pumpkinseeds #airfryer Air fry with 1 teaspoon of seasoning, 1 teaspoon of oil and air fry on 350° for 20-30 minutes. Turning every 5-10 minutes. They burn easy!

Article Compliments of MetroCreative. TF19A312 – First published September 11, 2019. Last updated or republished November 1, 2021.

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