"Let food be thy medicine, and medicine be thy food" -Hippocrates

Monday, October 17, 2011

PumPkin Seeeds :)

So after a fun day finding just the right pumpkins...

We were ready to carve :)

gotta get all those lovely seeds out

The cleaning part took a little while, but I think this was one of the best ways. I turned on the hot water and it really helped all of the pulp slide out...just need a little patience.
Layer a pan w/non stick foil. Then, pour on enough Olive Oil to mix over all of the seeds, doesn't take much. Sprinkle the seasoning of choice. I chose cajun :) 

Bake in the oven around 250 degrees, for an hour or so... stirring about every 15 minutes

Take them out once they're golden brown & crunchy

Store in a container (room temp. or fridge to last longer)

1 cup of roasted pumpkin seeds (w/out seasoning):
*11.9 g protein
*5,600 mg Omega-6 
(This is an essential fatty acid, which is basically a healthier fat our body needs...4000-6000 mg/day)
*50 mg Omega-3 
(about 650 recommended/day)
*168 mg Magnesium


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