Project Description


Roasted pumpkin seeds (Pepitas)

Cooked Pumpkin destroys intestinal worms, but not as effectively as pumpkin seeds (1)

(Dose - For Intestinal worms : A Small handful of seeds once or twice a day for 3 weeks).

Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) are used for motion sickness, nausea, impotency, and swollen prostate. (2). Seeds are best eaten raw as they can loose some of their medicinal qualities when cooked or roasted.

I would recommend soaking them with 1 tsp sea salt first. This will help stimulate the natural enzymes in the seeds and any other nuts. The Ancient Aztecs used to soak pumpkin seeds in brine for 7 hours, and then let them dry in the hot sun. (3) Another reason to soak dry nuts or seeds before consuming them is to increase the vitality or ‘life’ of the seed which is why sprouted seeds are so nutritious.

Sprouting Pumpkin seeds—Rinse 3 x a day and soak for 2-3 days until sprouts are 1/4 inch long.

Course Appetizer, Snack
Keyword dairy free, glutenfree, vegan, vegetarian


  1. To Make Roasted Pepitas (Pumpkin Seeds)

    Salted Pepitas —Put a handful of pumpkin seeds into a small pan of water. Add 1 teaspoon salt. Bring to the boil and let the seeds simmer for 10 minutes. You can even cook these in your steamed pumpkin water at the same time as cooking the pumpkin. Strain onto a piece of kitchen roll to dry and then place on an oiled baking tray. Take a pastry brush or gently drizzle a little oil over the seeds. Bake at 180 c for 10 minutes.

  2. Plain Roasted Pepitas— Seeds can be roasted with out cooking in salted water first but the boiling of them soften the hard shell so I believe will help for easier digestion.
  3. Other Variations— Try soaking in soy sauce first or drizzle a little honey over too.