|Pumpkin Seeds & Pumpkin Seed Butter|
While pumpkin seeds are great as a snack food, they are even better as a butter. Pumpkin seed butter can be used in all the ways you might use a nut butter and is especially healthy for you.
Pumpkins and are native to North and Central America but have since been
cultivated around the world. The seeds are used as both food and medicine.
The seeds of all varieties of pumpkins and squash are edible. Green hulled
pumpkin seeds are called pepitas and are often used in southwestern and
Unfortunately, high temperatures are said to destroy the potency of their
essential fatty acids. So, for best nutritional value, it is best to eat
nuts and seeds raw. Pumpkin seeds are great tossed in salads, mixed with
grains, or ground up and added to salad dressings, casseroles, soups,
and baked goods. Both hulled and unhulled pumpkin seeds are enjoyed as
a dry-roasted snack food. The oils are particularly sensitive so we advise
refrigeration for this seed butter even before opening.
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