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10-21-2007, 05:33 PM
Any ideas on what to do with the pumpkin seeds from your Halloween pumpkins? As a kid, we always seasoned and baked them, then ate them whole, the shells and all. Does anyone have any recipes for something similar in the dehydrator? It seems very tedious to me to individually shell them unless anyone knows of a trick they'd like to share.
10-21-2007, 05:41 PM
It seems very tedious to me to individually shell themI wonder how the pumpkin seed suppliers get the shells off ? Do they use a process that insures the quality of the raw food ?
10-21-2007, 08:09 PM
I've always wondered that too. The same with walnuts and pecan. Hopefully someone on this board will enlighten us.
10-21-2007, 08:36 PM
There are two kinds of seeds. Some with shells and some without. I think the ones you buy in the stores naturally do not have shells. Sorry, I don't have a link to this. It is posted here somewhere but I can't remember which thread. I know I looked it up last year.
I'm curious as well, I googled "pumpkin seed processing" and found this, a pumpkin seed dehuller: http://www.bikudo.com/photo_stock/205025.jpg
from http://www.bikudo.com/buy/details/36093/pumpkin_seed_dehuller.html. thats one of many types the sell/lease, quite interesting. They're monstrous!
10-21-2007, 11:53 PM
Why do pumpkin seeds need to be shelled? I've only ever eaten them whole. Baked, mind you, but whole.
I don't see why you couldn't toss them with garlic or something and then dehydrate them. Although, I'm not sure if they'd start to grow nasty stuff before they actually dried out. The pumpkin goop is sometimes hard to get off (you could wash them, but that probably makes them lose some goodness).
10-22-2007, 12:57 AM
"Pumpkin goop!" :D I'm too old to be laughing at this!
Oh, um...maybe you could try dehydrating them in their shells, see how that goes. Could they be sprouted? :confused:
10-22-2007, 06:19 AM
you could try dehydrating them in their shells, see how that goes. Could they be sprouted?That is a very interesting question; After dehydrating a seed will it sprout ? Has anyone tried this ? Did the seeds sprout ?
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