Squash Seeds

Don't throw out the seeds when you're making a squash or carving out a pumpkin! Make Pepita, which is one of the 150 words added to the dictionary this year. Definition of Pepita – edible seed of a pumpkin or squash often dried or toasted. Check out my recipe below. Some of the benefits of squash and pumpkin seeds include:

1. Naturally improves mood

2. Weight loss – contains protein that helps to keep you fuller for a longer time

3. Sexual benefits-Zinc in the seeds maintains the sex hormone

4. Helps with Arthritis. They are anti-inflammatory, thus they reduce stiffness, pain & swelling       

 

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BENEFITS OF FOOD - ROASTED SQUASH SEEDS

Please use all organic ingredients when possible!
Course Appetizer, Snack
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 2 -4
Author Megan Lawson

Ingredients

  • Pumpkin or Squash Seeds
  • Paprika
  • Salt

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 275
  • Place seeds on baking sheet with parchment paper. Sprinkle w salt & paprika.
  • Bake for 20-25 min. Test one before taking them out. If it tastes like crunch popcorn - they're done!

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