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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

- Submitted by Dahlia on 31st Oct 2012

(Salted Pumpkin Seeds, Spicy Baked Pumpkin Seeds)

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin Seeds - taken from 1 pumpkin
  • Olive Oil/Melted Butter - 2 tsp
  • Salt - to taste

Optional Ingredients

  • Garlic Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Cumin Powder - 1/4 tsp
  • Red Chilly Powder - 1/4 tsp

Method

  • Mix all the above ingredients as per your taste.
  • Spread it on a baking sheet in one single layer.
  • Bake in a 300 degree F oven for about 45 minutes till it turns golden brown and crunchy.

Relax and enjoy this simple snack while watching a movie.

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Comments (8)

Person   ()
cant we fry it in oil? caus i dont have a oven
Person   ()
Yes. Do it on a low flame or else it will get burnt.
Person   ()
roasted in mircrowave with only salt and little oil
Person   ()
Thats nice. A healthy snack.
Person   ()
i made it today finally in the oven. really tasty
Person   ()
thank you.
Person   ()
Hi Dahlia

seasons greetings.

you will not believe, i have kept some seeds ready with me to fry the same but did not get time. while i was going through the information in the net - "Cholestrol - it was mentioned in it that it helps in reducing the cholestrol and also in foreign countries eaten as snacks. during my childhood, we used to fry the same with little salt and oil and eat it. what our parents and grandparents, great grand parents were doing without any research, we are practicing after research and doctors advise.



Pumpkin seeds are filled with lots of minerals including phosphorus, magnesium, manganese, iron and copper.
Are a good source of vitamin K.
Contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.
Contain L-tryptophan, which helps with good sleep and lowering depression. Tryptophan is converted into serotonin and niacin. Serotonin is also very helpful in helping us to have a good night’s sleep.
Are high in zinc, making them a natural protector against osteoporosis. Low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis. In a study of almost 400 men (age from 45-92) published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition they found a correlation between low dietary intake of zinc, low blood levels of the trace mineral and osteoporosis at the hip and spine.
Are a good source vitamin E; they contain about 35.10 mg of tocopherol per 100 g.
Are the most alkaline-forming seed.
Are an excellent source of vitamin B group (thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine) and folates).
Contain good quality protein. 100 g seeds provide 30 g.
According to studies, pumpkin seeds prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation.
Reduce inflammation for arthritis without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.
Are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites.
Are good for prostate health! The oil in pumpkin seeds alleviates difficult urination that happens with an enlarged prostate.


Read more: http://www.care2.com/greenliving/13-health-benefi...
Person   ()
Awesome information. Its a great snack. Since i baked it instead of frying, its more healthier too.

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