If you haven’t carved your pumpkin, when you clean out the messy insides, trust us when we say: Hold on to the seeds. They might feel slimy and look like a gross shredded mess but they are nutritious and tasty. As Chef, Ingrid Hoffmann, points out, “Imagine that 1/4 cup of pepitas has already 50 percent of the magnesium intake that you require in a day and 20 percent of the zinc and the iron. So it’s a superfood, obviously.” And if this doesn’t make you want to eat them, they’re great for crafts too. Here are 15 fantastic uses for pumpkin seeds.
1. Pumpkin Seed Butter
Roasted pumpkin seeds and a food processor are all you need to make this delicious spread. You can enhance the flavor by adding chocolate or cinnamon. This is great on toast or even a rice cake, if you’re laying off the gluten.
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