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The Benefits Of Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Roasted pumpkin seeds are one of the most popular new products at SuperiorNutStore.com, and for good reason! They are a natural source of a diverse group of elements, such as carbohydrates, amino acids, and unsaturated fatty acids. They also contain vitamins C, D, E, and K. And on top of all of this, they’re absolutely delicious!

But what exactly are the health benefits of this delicious snack? They’re a great source of vitamins our bodies need daily, and they’ve also been used to treat prostate and bladder problems. Some have also found them to be beneficial is combating depression and learning disabilities. Treating medical conditions with roasted pumpkin seeds is nothing new. Native American tribes would refer to the seeds as “cucurbita” and used them to treat kidney problems and to eliminate intestinal parasites.

Today, roasted pumpkin seeds are a popular healthy snack food, and a great alternative to candies or chips. They’re also becoming more popular for cooking, and are often added to soups and salads. Roasted pumpkin seeds also make a delicious garnish, such as in our favorite trout recipe:

Trout With Roasted Pumpkin Seed Brown Butter

1/2 c. buttermilk 1 c. all purpose flour 2 (8-10 oz.) boneless whole trout 2 tbsp. vegetable oil 6 tbsp. (3/4 stick) butter 1/4 c. unsalted pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp. cider vinegar 2 tbsp. chopped fresh chives or green onion tops

Pour buttermilk into large bowl. Place flour in another large bowl. Dip trout in buttermilk. Season trout with salt and pepper. Open trout and dredge both sides in flour, tapping off excess.

Heat 1 tablespoon oil in heavy large skillet over medium high heat. Place 1 trout flesh side down in skillet. Cook until golden, about 4 minutes. Turn and cook skin side down until crisp, about 5 minutes. Place on plate and keep warm. Repeat with remaining oil and trout.

Add butter to same skillet and cook until golden, about 2 minutes. Stir in roasted pumpkin seeds and cook 1 minute. Add vinegar and bring to boil. Spoon sauce over trout and top with chives.