Save Those Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin seeds support the function of the immune system, assist prostate health and help lower cholesterol levels. They are also a useful source of omega 3 fatty acids and zinc.  Enjoy a time of family fun by roasting your pumpkin seeds and turning them into a healthy whole food treat.

Remove the seeds from the pumpkin’s inner cavity and wipe them off with a paper towel to remove excess pulp. Spread them out evenly on a paper bag and let them dry out overnight. The next day, place them in a single layer on a cookie sheet and light roast them in a 160-170ºF oven for 15-20 minutes. By roasting them for a short time at a low temperature you can help to preserve their healthy oils.  It’s lots of fun and your family will reap the rewards of a healthy snack.

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