View Full Version : Best way to dry/store pumpkin seeds?
09-22-2009, 11:14 AM
Living in New England, this Fall season is loaded with pumpkins. I always roasted my seeds but NOW being raw, I am looking for the best way to dry them/dehydrate them and then store. Does anyone have experience?
09-22-2009, 11:20 AM
I freeze my nuts, seeds, and dates.
09-22-2009, 11:53 AM
The hard part is going to be dehulling them. It might not be worth the trouble. Those shells are pretty hard to chew on, even when they're toasty brown.
...no, I have no experience with this...
09-22-2009, 03:15 PM
I just had a pumpkin smoothie yesterday, and left the seeds + cantaloupe seeds out overnight for consumption today. I gave the seeds a few hour soak (don't know if that accounted for anything), gave them a quite failboat run through my little mini food processor, and eventually just ended up blending them together with peaches and maca powder to make a dopetastic yogurt. Because of the tough shells theres a little bit of shardiness in the yogurt so it takes a little more chew action than your typical yogurt (you Vitamixers might not have this problem). But she's an enjoyable yogurt all the same.
09-23-2009, 12:27 PM
Thank you for your responses! I hadn't thought about the hull.... I'll try it out and see how it all goes!
i wonder if dehydrating would make it easier to get the hulls off? they would have to be dried totally to store them anyhow i would think.
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