Got Pumpkin Seeds? Get These Delicious Recipes!

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Got Pumpkin Seeds? Get These Delicious Recipes!

 

Pumpkin seeds nutrition facts

Pumpkin seeds (pepita) are edible kernels of fruit pumpkin. The seeds, in-fact, are concentrated sources of many health-benefiting vitamins, minerals, anti-oxidants, and all important essential amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate.

Medicinal values of pumpkin seeds.

  • Research studies suggest that pumpkin seed to have DHEA (Di hydro epi-androstenedione) blocking actions. Thus, it cuts the risk of prostate and ovarian cancers.
  • In addition, experimental studies suggest that certain phytochemical compounds in pumpkin seed oil may have a role in prevention of diabetic nephropathy (kidney disease).

 

 

 

 

 

 Prepare  your own Jack-O-Lantern seeds for these great recipe ideas.

Make your own.

1. Scoop the seeds out of your jack-o-lantern, wash off gunk, spread out on a towel to dry for a while.
2. Toss on a baking sheet with a little oil and whatever spicy or sweet or other stuff you’re into (don’t forget plenty of salt).
3. Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes or until they get crispy. Stir the seeds every 10 minutes and check to make sure they’re not burning towards the end of baking.

1. Sprinkle them on your soup…

Sprinkle them on your soup...

Recipe: Curried Squash Soup with Roasted Spice Pumpkin Seeds

2. …or your salad.

...or your salad.

(Bonus points for kale.)

Recipe: Warm Kale Salad with Maple-Roasted Acorn Squash

3. Imprison them in candy.

Imprison them in candy.

Recipe: Cardamom & Pepita Brittle

4. Throw them into a batch of granola.

Throw them into a batch of granola.

Recipe: Olive Oil Granola

5. Add crunch to a quinoa salad.

Add crunch to a quinoa salad.

Recipe: Heather’s Quinoa Recipe

7. Tuck them into muffins.

Tuck them into muffins.

Recipe: Cherry-Pumpkin Seed Muffins

8. Whip up a creamy nut butter.

Whip up a creamy nut butter.

Recipe: Savory Almond-Pumpkin Seed Butter

9. Bake a batch of cookies.

Bake a batch of cookies.

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed & Chocolate Cookies (scroll down for English instructions)

10. Make a healthy breakfast hash.

Make a healthy breakfast hash.

Recipe: Potato, Spinach & Pumpkin Seed Hash

11. Turn them into adorable “energy bites.”

Turn them into adorable "energy bites."

Recipe: Pumpkin No Bake Energy Bites

12. Toss a few into your random lunch thing.

Toss a few into your random lunch thing.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

13. Dress up a loaf of nut bread.

Dress up a loaf of nut bread.

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Nut Bread

14. Serve a classy vegetarian paté.

Serve a classy vegetarian paté.

Raw vegan snacks for all!

Recipe: Creamy Raw Almond Pumpkin Seed Paté

15. Try these sweet little no-bake fig cakes.

Try these sweet little no-bake fig cakes.

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Cakes

16. Add pumpkiny goodness to trail mix.

Add pumpkiny goodness to trail mix.

Reeses Pieces mandatory.

Recipe: Fall Snack Mix

17. Make a veggie burger that actually tastes good.

Make a veggie burger that actually tastes good.

Recipe: Butternut Squash Nut Burgers With Roasted Garlic Aioli

18. Liberate your pesto from boring old nuts.

Liberate your pesto from boring old nuts.

Recipe: Pumpkin Seed Pesto

19. Add crunch to your breakfast.

Add crunch to your breakfast.

Recipe: Baked Blackberry Oatmeal

20. Decorate a lovely pumpkin cake.

Decorate a lovely pumpkin cake.

Recipe: Pumpkin Coffee Cake with Pecan-Pepita Crumble & Maple Drizzle

 

 

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