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salty roastet squash seeds

salty roastet squash seeds

A healthy Snack

In my homeland Iran

we use to pop the squash seed in our mouth,

we crack the salty outer shell between our teeth,

now crack carefully bit by bit backwards.

seperate the inner seed from the shell

use your tongue and your teeth to pull them apart.



The salty taste on my lips and the nutty flavour

remember me of my childhood.

When we were going to the cinema in Teheran,

we took all kinds of seeds with us.

The sunflower seeds were the favourite ones,

secondly the squash seeds.

Imagine one hundred people sitting in the cinema

and cracking the nuts.

This was a special crack concert.

The best is yet to come.

At the end of the film we walked on a

carpet of sunflower- and squash seed shells.

This feeling under my feet and the cracking of the shells

were all part of the fun.

salty roasted squash seeds

After our wonderful walk in Odenwald

we continued our tour to Einhausen

to the Einhäuser Pumpkin farm of the Würsching family.

Our little one had to make a decision.

That´s not easy when you have a choice of 150 different sorts.

Which one of those wonderful pumpkins shall I take for Halloween?

He picked out this one.

Pumpkin Farm

Now we can start preparing the roasted squash seeds.

He had a lot of fun digging with his hand

into the squash reaching for the slimy seeds.

Kürbis entkernen


seeds from 1 squash

1 Tablespoon sea salt


cook the squash seeds in a pot of water with 1 teaspoon salt.

Bring it to boil and reduce the heat to simmer for about 10 minutes.

Preheat the oven on 400 Fahrenheit/200°.

Drain the seeds in a colander and dry lightly with a tea towel

Spread seeds onto a baking sheet and

add a generous sprinkle of sea salt,

roast seeds for  at 200°

for about 10 – 15 minutes until golden brown

Keep your eye on it – Roast the seeds without burning them

When golden brown remove from oven

and let them cool out.

If you prefer sweet roasted squash seeds.

look here

geröstete Kürbiskerne 1

Either crack them from the outer shells or

like my husband and kids

eat them whole, along with the shells.

I prefer the small squash seeds

as they taste better, than the bigger pumpkin seeds,

they taste like straw.


Crack, Crack, Crack.

salty roastet squash seeds

Health Benefits of Squash Seeds 

Reduces Cholesterol

L-Tryptophan lifts the mood

complaints of the bladder

complaints of the prostate

A handful of seeds every day protects.




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