There is nothing like the crispy, warm aromas of toasted pumpkin seeds to get in to the Halloween spirit. Indulge in the crunchy satisfaction of this super seed to aid in prostate health, improve bladder function, fight depression, prevent osteoporosis, inflammation, kidney stones, and cancer, lower cholesterol, and to get your daily dose of magnesium!
Satisfy your sweet or salty tooth with these delectable recipes!
Curried Pumpkin Seeds
1 egg white
2 teaspoon curry powder
scant 1/2 teaspoon fine grained sea salt
1 cup fresh pumpkin seeds
Preheat oven to 375.
In a medium-sized bowl whisk together the egg white, curry powder and salt. Add the pumpkin seeds and toss well. Use a strainer to drain off any excess egg white and scatter the seeds on a baking sheet. Bake for about 12 minutes or until seeds are golden brown. After baking, sprinkle the seeds with a bit more curry powder. Taste and season with salt as desired.
Makes one cup.
Sugar and Spice Seeds
1 cup pumpkin seeds
1 tablespoon melted butter or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon granulated sugar, or more, to taste
1/2 to 1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon allspice
Preheat oven to 300.
Toss rinsed seeds with the butter, sugar, and spices. Spread coated seeds in a shallow baking sheet. Bake for about 45 to 60 minutes or until nicely browned and crunchy, occasionally turning the seeds with a spatula.