pumpkin seed (Cucurbita pepo)

See also squash

  • Pumpkin seeds are the edible seeds from a squash like gourd that originated in Mexico and is now widely grown world wide.
  • You can save your own seeds from your home grown pumpkins and squashes. See the seed saving information at the Real Seed Catalogue. The link is below.
  • Pumpkin seeds are also processed commercially to yield pumpkin seed oil.
  • Pumpkin seeds are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids as well as fibre, vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
  • Pumpkin seeds are increasingly being associated with prostate health because they supply some minerals that are increasingly missing from modern day diets. Also check out the herb "saw palmeto" for prostate health.
  • As with most seeds, it's best to soak them in clean water for a few hours and discard any dubious looking ones.
  • Pumpkin seeds can be added to salads.
  • They can be used as an ingredient in many raw food recipes, for example crackers.
  • You can also season them with some cumin, tamari, garlic powder and a little curry powder to make delicious pumpkin seeds to snack on.
  • You can use pumpkin seeds, either on their own, or add some sunflower seeds for extra nutrition, to make a delicious milk. Simply blend them together with water, and strain through a fine meshed seed bag, to produce a delicious seed milk.

Links

  • We REALLY like squash - they're easy to grow and really filling. So we continue our search for squash that mature quickly, taste great, and keep a long time for you to eat over the winte
  • http://www.realseeds.co.uk
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