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.
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
Submitted By: OK In Health
Connect with Us
|Incline Walking |
|Did you know that you could significantly increase the number of calories you burn on the treadmill by increasing the incline? If you walk at about 3.5 miles per hour at no incline, a 150-pound person will burn about 275 calories per hour. The same speed at a 7.5%incline burns roughly twice as much.|
|Wholistic Essentials |
|Specialty: Wellness Centers|
Wholistic Essentials is a one stop wellness centre and retail emporium
|Ancient Celtic Vibrations & Sacred Land Workshop (Ireland )|
|Date: Mar 10, 2016|
Experience how to increase your vibration/energy with Ireland's Jane Donald & Canadian's Maria O'Farrell Carr - Land Healings, Fairies 101, Sacred Sites & circles 101 & more...
|Avoiding Christmas Chaos|
|Navigating the Christmas Party scene while remaining gluten free- Whether it’s your first or twenty first Christmas eating gluten free there are always things that come up at this time of year that require a little preplanning. School Christmas parties, cookie exchanges and workplace staff Christmas parties are being booked and menus decided. How will you navigate your way successfully through this season while keeping to your gluten free diet?|
|Category: Vegetarian Entrees|
Description: Herbes de Provence (Provençal herbs) is a mixture of dried herbs from Provence invented in the 1970s.The standard mixture typically contains savory, fennel, basil, and thyme flowers and other herbs. The proportions vary by manufacturer. Thyme usually dominates the taste produced by the herb mixture. Lavender is only added in American mixes but is not used in French traditional mixes. Herbes de Provence are used to flavour grilled foods such as fish and meat, as well as vegetable stews. The mixture can be added to foods before or during cooking or mixed with cooking oil prior to cooking so as to infuse the flavour into the cooked food. They are rarely added after cooking is complete.