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Roasted Squash Seeds

Compost? Throw out? nahhh … save and EAT!


With all the tasty winter squash recipes coming up this season we can’t forget about the seeds!  It is super easy to just scoop out the seeds and discard.  Take an extra few minutes and make a healthy fresh snack for you, your honey, or your kids.  Roasted with nothing more than butter and salt tastes great, but who doesn’t like a little flavor.  This recipe highlights cumin.  Cumin is a popular spice in many Middle Eastern, Indian, and Spanish foods.  It mixes well with a variety of other spices as well which makes it very versatile.

Benefits of Cumin


  1. Cumin can enhance your memory
  2. It possesses anti-stress properties
  3. Contains powerful antioxidants
  4. Can help asthmatic patients breathe easier with its bronchodialating properties
  5. The active ingredient of cumin, C. cyminum, helps restore immunity in immune compromised people




Roasted Squash Seeds



  1. Separate squash seeds from the rest of the pulp and place in a bowl of water
  2. Add 2 Tablespoons of Celtic Sea Salt and let soak overnight or for at least 2 hours
  3. Preheat oven to 350 F
  4. Drain squash seeds
  5. In a small bowl combine melted butter, Organic Cumin, Organic Cinnamon, and Organic Paprika
  6. Mix thoroughly with seeds and place on cookie sheet
  7. Roast for 15-20 minutes or until as crunchy as you desire
  8. Sprinkle with 1 teaspoon of Celtic Sea Salt to finish.




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Comments (1)

  • […] Butternut squashes are a good source of iron, zinc, copper, calcium, potassium, and phosphorus.  A single squash usually provides you with multiple meals.  Saving their seeds makes for an awesome healthy snack too.  The seeds are rich in mono-unsaturated fatty acids.  The seeds contain protein, minerals, and the essential amino acid tryptophan!  Check out Enlighten Life’s recipe for Roasted Squash Seeds here! […]


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