What to Do with Pumpkin Seeds


 Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

When I was a kid, Halloween to me was mainly about the roasted pumpkin seeds! Sure, I dressed up and went trick-or-treating around my neighborhood, but candy just wasn’t my thing. I loved Mom’s roasted pumpkin seeds! She would sprinkle them with salt and roast them until they were toasty-tasty, much like these Roasted Pumpkin Seeds opens in a new tab. The kitchen smelled heavenly! These days, my grown-up palate likes these kicked-up Spicy Tamari Pumpkin Seeds opens in a new tab just as well.For thousands of years, pumpkins were an important part of the Native American diet, especially in the Southwest. They were fire-roasted, boiled, baked and stewed all winter long. Dried pumpkin was often ground into flour, pumpkin blossoms were added to soups and stews, and pumpkin shells were used as bowls and containers. Every part of the pumpkin was used, including the seeds, which were considered to have medicinal value. 

Nowadays, pumpkin seeds are still crunchy, delicious and nutritious. Here are some tips and ideas: 

Are you partial to pumpkin seeds? Got a recipe or an idea? Let me know.

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