These are so good they should come with a warning:
Caution! Snackers may consume an insane amount of these pumpkin seeds due to their addictive nature.
One of the best traditions of Halloween is Roasted Pumpkin Seeds. And boy did hubs come up with a winner. Over the years we’ve experimented with different spice combinations and techniques, but this is The One– for this Halloween, next Halloween, and all the Halloweens after that.
Light, crispy, herbaceous and aromatic, these filled the house with their savory perfume of Worcestershire, rosemary, sage and butter. But one of the key flavor components came from Noah’s choice of roasting fats: duck fat and butter. Ohhhh daddy!
Yum-factor aside, you can snack on roasted pumpkin seeds in good conscience. Regarded as one of the world’s healthiest foods, pumpkin seeds have an amazing nutrition profile. They are a very good source of phosphorous, magnesium, manganese, and copper, and a good source of iron and zinc. They have a low glycemic index, and with the shells, 5.2 grams of fiber per ounce, and 5.3 grams of protein per ounce. Kinda makes your potato chips jealous, huh?
Hope you enjoy this scary-good snack as much as we did. Happy Halloween from Hypothyroid Chef!
Wishing you good health,
- Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed kernels are a good source of zinc, which helps support memory, concentration, and the immune system, while also reducing the inflammation that can be associated with Hypothyroidism. The zinc content of pumpkin seeds is 10mg/3.5 oz with shell, and 7 – 8 mg/3.5 oz without shell.
- Whole roasted pumpkin seeds contain 5.2 grams of fiber per ounce, which can aid in preventing constipation sometimes caused by Hypothyroidism.