Sayer Ji of greenmedinfo.com, has shared oh so many ways, that incorporating pumpkin seeds into our diets, may be of benefit. From hot flashes, insomnia, blood pressure issues, arthritis, to anxiety and many other health issues, Sayer shares research about the health benefits of pumpkin seed. This is one of my number one go to sites when researching folks, and if you haven't checked it out, you should:)
Pumpkin seeds can easily be added to the diet.
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Scoop out an organically raised pumpkin. Rinse the seeds well, making sure to remove all flesh, and then dry on paper towels for several hours. Preheat your oven to a low setting (around 250 to 275). Put the dried pumpkin seeds in a bowl which has a little good quality olive oil in it, and toss the seeds to coat well. Drain and spread the seeds on a baking sheet and sprinkle your favorite seasoning on them. Sea salt, cinnamon, paprika, or any combination of seasonings/spices that sounds good to you! Bake around 30 to 40 minutes, tossing them every so often and watching closely so they don't burn. Cool and enjoy!
Here are some other recipes that use pumpkin seeds! There are many others on that site and around the web:)
Cinnamon Pumpkin Seed Brittle
Pepita Roasted Tomatillo Dip
I personally like roasted pumpkin seeds in pesto. Just zip into your food processor and add to your favorite pesto recipe. Most folks prefer basil, but I adore parsley pesto:)
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