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Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 

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Description:
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, are flat, dark green seeds.

Subtly sweet and nutty with a malleable, chewy texture, the roasted seeds from inside your Halloween pumpkin are one of the most nutritious and flavorful seeds around. While pumpkin seeds are available year round, they are the freshest in the fall when pumpkins are in season.

Pumpkin Seeds May Promote Prostate Health

Benign prostatic hypertrophy, or BPH, is a condition that commonly affects men 50 years and older. BPH involves enlargement of the prostate gland. One of the factors that contributes to BPH is overstimulation of the prostate cells by testosterone and its conversion product, DHT (dihydrotestosterone). Components in pumpkin seed oil appear able to interrupt this triggering of prostate cell multiplication by testosterone and DHT, although the exact mechanism for this effect is still a matter of discussion. Equally open for discussion is the relationship between pumpkin seed oil extracts (which could be purchased in the form of a dietary supplement) and pumpkin seeds themselves.

Either way, they are a great healthy snack.


Ingredients:
Pumpkin Seeds


Directions:
To clean: Separate the pumpkin seeds from the stringy membrane of a freshly carved pumpkin. Rinse the pumpkin seeds in a colander, until they are free of any membrane matter. Dry with paper towels.

To roast or toast: Coat 1/2 cup of seeds with 1 teaspoon olive oil and 1/2 teaspoon seasoning of your choice. NOTE: You can use any seasoning blend you like. Adjust the amount to your taste buds.

Place in 250 degree F. oven for about 1 hour, stirring every 15 minutes. They are done when they are light brown in the toasted.

Additional seasoning ideas:
Try additional seasonings on your pumpkin seeds: Cajun seasoning, Worcestershire sauce, soy sauce, and garlic salt are some of the many possibilities.

Storing: Store baked pumpkin seeds in an airtight container.


Notes: Whether purchasing pumpkin seeds in bulk or in a packaged container, make sure that there is no evidence of moisture or insect damage and that they are not shriveled. If it is possible to smell the pumpkin seeds, do so in order to ensure that they are not rancid or musty. Pumpkin seeds should be stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator. While they may stay edible for several months, they seem to lose their peak freshness after about one to two months.


Special Diet: Gluten Free, Vegetarian, High Protein, High Fibre, Low Calorie, High Omega Fats, Diabetic - Low Carb


Category: Snacks

Submitted By: OK In Health



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