What Do You Do With Your Pumpkin Seeds?
'Tis the season for pumpkin carving which means you've got to get all the "guts" out and the seeds!
There are plenty of ways to make use of what is left over of your pumpkin after you carve your creation into it but the seeds are probably my favorite part.
As I carve and scoop, I put all of my seeds aside in a bowl, then fill it with water and let them soak a bit so the "guts" are easier to wipe away. There's something so oddly satisfying about reaching into the bowl...I'm weird, I know.
After straining, rinsing and sometimes hand-washing pumpkin off the seeds, then I lay them all out on a pan to dry.
Once they are dry, I sprinkle them with my dad's favorite, Lawry's seasoning salt and roast them in the oven.
I'm not even joking here, they taste like little bits of bacon and it is incredible.
You don't have to do your pumpkin seeds the same way and actually, there are TONS of different ways to prepare your seeds.
Here are a few ways The Cookful suggests:
No matter how you choose to use your pumpkin seeds, they are as versatile and tasty as the day is long and have many health benefits.
According to Healthline, pumpkin seeds can "improve prostate and bladder health", are rich in antioxidants, vitamins and nutrients like magnesium, are high in fiber, can even benefit your sperm health and more!