Monday, October 26, 2009

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

pumpkin seeds

  • 1 medium pumpkin
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp. chili powder (optional)
  • 1/2 tsp. garlic powder (optional)


  • Scoop seeds from pumpkin until all pulp is removed. A medium pumpkin should be about 1 cup of seeds.
  • Dry seeds and spread on cookie tray.
  • Sprinkle with salt, chili powder, and garlic powder.
  • Toast at 300 degrees for 45 minutes, stirring every 15 minutes to avoid burning.
Makes about 1 cup
1/4 cup = 71.25 calories

Pumpkin seeds make a great nutritious and delicious Halloween snack. Pumpkin seed can be enjoyed as a snack, or tossed in your favorite trail mix,soup, salad, or cereal. You can always just buy the pumpkin seeds to save time and mess. You can also add different ingredients like cinnamon for a little sweeter treat.

Benefits of Pumpkin Seeds
Snack on a quarter-cup of pumpkin seeds and you will receive 46.1% of the daily value for magnesium, 28.7% of the DV for iron, 52.0% of the DV for manganese, 24.0% of the DV for copper, protein, and 17.1% of the DV for zinc.

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