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Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

Postby Primrose » Sun Nov 24, 2019 1:31 pm

This morning we experimented with roasting the seeds extracted from a small Crown Prince which I dried recently. Just roasted them with a little sprinkled salt for five minutes on a tray in a hot oven.
Didn't expect them to start popping like popcorn when they started to turn lightly toasted colour so that was a surprise!

Verdict : My OH found them too tough to be palatable but he is more dentally challenged than I am. . i found them rather a hard chew but they're probably valuable fibre and I'd certainly eat them if I was desperate for a snack. I'm wondering what their food value is ?

Anybody else tried roasting these? Did I do something wrong which might have made them a little more palatable? The seeds of Crown Prince are quite large. I wonder if seeds of smaller varieties might be less tough ?
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Re: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

Postby Westi » Sun Nov 24, 2019 6:50 pm

I pretty much found the same thing when I tried roasting them. I read somewhere that the growers selling these roasted seeds used a particular variety, but haven't a clue which one. Saying this though one of the girls at work roasts Butternut seeds and they are much better, than my efforts, only trouble is she is a chilli freak & they are far too hot for me to indulge too much.
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Re: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

Postby peter » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:32 pm

That's the variety I initially tried, very thick seed case, very slim contents.
The next year I tried a seed producing (for human consumption) variety, still slim contents, just in a thin case. :?
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Re: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

Postby Primrose » Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:38 pm

Some of the pumpkin seeds we buy commercially have a green coating. Does anybody know whixh variety they come from because all the seeds I've seen from varieties I've bought for consumption in the past have all had white seeds.
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Re: Roast pumpkin & winter squash seeds

Postby Westi » Mon Nov 25, 2019 7:58 pm

Great observation Primrose! Do they take them before ripe so seed case is not to hard maybe?
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