Pumpkin Seeds are full of zinc– an essential part of a nourished diet (and for fertility, as well!). These are a delightful crunchy, savory snack when you get “the munchies,” and a nice change from all the sweets of the holiday season.
I often substitute in squash seeds (such as from acorn squash), if that is what I have on hand. (Hey, they’re basically free!) But I don’t know how their zinc content compares to pumpkin (whether it is the same amount or different- anyone know?).
Savory Pumpkin Seed Snack Mix
1 cup fresh Pumpkin Seeds
1 Tbl. Butter or Coconut Oil, melted
4-6 Tbl. Coconut Aminos or Tamari
1-2 tsp. Garlic Powder
2 tsp. dried Parsley
Sprinkle of Sea Salt, Ground Pepper, and/or Cayenne, if desired
Soak the fresh pumpkin seeds for a couple hours after removing from the pumpkin, and then strain through a mesh colander to remove much of the stringy pulp. Grease a flat baking sheet or jelly roll pan with the oil/butter, and then spread the seeds over the pan. Sprinkle the seeds with your desired amount of tamari, garlic, parsley, and seasonings.
Bake at 400 degrees F for 10-20 minutes until toasted. Remove from oven, and let cool before eating.
Variation: Add in other soaked nuts/seeds to the mix, and increase seasonings accordingly.
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