A Healthy Halloween Treat: Pumpkin Seeds
I had no idea that pumpkin seeds were such a healthy snack. This year I decided to take this traditional holiday snack one step further, by germinating the seeds. This was very simple, but did take some time. My thought is, it is time well spent. Plus we have been enjoying this healthy treat all week! :)
Here is the recipe and some info.:
"If you eat substantial quantities of raw pecans, walnuts, Brazil nuts, filberts or others, you have a choice of swallowing enzymes capsules with them to neutralize their enzyme inhibitors or first germinating the nuts and letting nature do the job through increased enzyme activity resulting from germination..." Sally Fallon
4 cups of raw, hulled pumpkin seeds
2 T. unrefined sea salt
1 t. cayenne pepper (optional)
Dissolve salt in water and add seeds and cayenne. Leave in a warm place for 7 hours or overnight. Drain in a colander and spread on a stainless steel baking pan. Place in warm oven (no more then 150 degrees) for about 12 hours or overnight. Turn occasionally, until thoroughly dry and crisp. Store in an air tight container.
*My oven only went down to 170 degrees and that still worked well. I cooked them for 12 hours.