Monday, 16 December 2013

Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Try It & Be Hooked!

Nutty, yummy and very more'ish!

Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are rumoured it give men more pep in a certain department! Possibly because they are high in zinc. Rather difficult to prove, but worth a try...
Many more health benefits go along with pumpkin seeds, but you know what, they just tastes so very nice that you don't need a reason to eat some.

Yesterday I told you about the world class wines produced by the local vintners. Guess what, our area also produces the most divine tasting pumpkin seed oil...the green nectar as I like to call it.

Pumpkin seed oil has a very rich green colour and even though it is an oil, it can be taken by the spoonful. Yes, it tastes nutty and like more. But the pumpkin seeds themselves do too.

Mum gave me a packet of raw pumpkin seeds and told me how to roast them for a snack. Roasting them sounds like a lot of work but surprisingly enough, it takes just a few minutes. One of the things that Bob shouldn't have but craves, is a bag of chips / crisps. A no-no for a diabetic. He tried roasted pumpkin seeds the other day. He like it so much that he made himself a few more helpings of it.

The result, once you taste the first spoonful is out of this world. I prefer to add a bit of salt once it is roasted. Store bought crisps, chips and savoury snacks just won't cut it anymore.

When friends come to visit, a bottle of local pumpkin seed oil is always nice to take back. Once they hear the folk lore attached to it, the men are rather keen to take more than one bottle and a few women have uttered " For goodness sake, don't tell my husband, he doesn't need any more pep in that department! "...


First step is to put them in a hot pan with a bit of oil. It will only take a few minutes to hear them start to pop. Then it they are done!
Ready to devour.
Can you see the green colour of their oil? Yummy, yummy, yummy!