Since we discussed yesterday how to dissect your pumpkin, you may be wondering what exactly you’re supposed to do with all of the parts that you have left over. The simplest answer is roasted pumpkin seeds.
Not only are they delicious, but they’re also good for you. Like, really really good for you. According to some website, here are some things that will happen to you when you eat pumpkin seeds. You will protect your prostate, improve your bladder function, treat your depression, prevent your osteoporosis, anti your inflammatory (okay, I’m pretty sure I didn’t conjugate that one right), prevent your kidney stones, provide your body with magnesium, lower your cholesterol, and prevent your cancer. Oh yeah, and I mention that they can be used to treat parasites? If that’s not a wonder food I don’t know what is!
So first things first, what do you do with that pile of goo you scooped out of the pumpkin? There are a few tricks to easily removing the pulp from the seeds. Try soaking the mixture in water, then swirling it around in a colander to get everything separated.