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    • Eat the whole thing (shell and seed).

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    • Crack open the shell and just eat the seed.

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    • Do a little of both.

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      How do you eat pumpkin seeds?

      I just bought a bag of roasted & salted all natural David Pumpkin Seeds.

      On the back of the bag it states:

      You can pop a handful in your mouth right out of the bag, or crack open the shell and just eat the seed. Either way, they are a perfect snack!

      I never thought about eating the shell? Is there any danger in that?

      It's certainly alot easier (and faster) to eat the whole thing shell and all.

      How do you eat pumpkin seeds?

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      Last edited by Clairity; 10-10-2008 at 08:30 PM.

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      I always eat the shell. If I remember correctly they're not as bad a sunflower shells, which I eat anyway. The only time they really hurt is when a sliver breaks off and wedges itself between your gums and teeth.


      Edit: It also hurts if the shards of shell get turned perpendicular to the walls of my throat, thus wedging themselves securely for the next few hours (or until I get off my lazy ass and drink something).

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      I eat the shells too, but I make my pumpkin seeds!

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      If I remember right, the David brand pumpkins seeds have rather tough shells. So with those I pick up the pumpkin seed and put it in between my front teeth so that the pointy end is toward me and is vertical (as in not flat). I give it a little bite so it starts cracking open the seed. Then I give another little bite about half way down. It's fast and the shell opens right up. I eat the seed and discard the shell.

      If I roast my own pumpkin seeds I eat the shell. They don't seem as tough as the store bought kind.

      Have fun!

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      Holy crap, Twoshadows posted! Where've you BEEN?!


      Erm, I don't really eat pumpkin seeds. Sorry...

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      I don't...

      What am I missing out on?
      Question: Which came first, the chicken or the egg?
      Answer: Neither, single-celled organisms did.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Man of Steel View Post
      Holy crap, Twoshadows posted! Where've you BEEN?!

      Wow...hi, MOS.

      I've been hanging out in my Dream journal posting all my really super cool dreams and LDs and posting pictures of cute squirrels and all my kayaking adventures and stuff.

      I guess this means I should post once in a while in the more sociable parts of DV?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Twoshadows View Post
      I've been hanging out in my Dream journal posting all my really super cool dreams and LDs and posting pictures of cute squirrels and all my kayaking adventures and stuff.
      They are cute ~<3.

      Around Halloween, after we carve the pumpkins, Ben always roasts all the pumpkin seeds on the stove and salts them. I think it's something his mom used to do. Anyway, they are pretty good! And since the shell's the salted part, of course I eat them inside the shell!

      Any person who's even remotely fed a squirrel before will tell you that peanuts are to be invariably eaten inside the shell. We get the shells everywhere, but I'm told we're incessantly cute about it.
      ~Same squirrel, twice the carbs

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      I love you.

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Reality_is_a_Dream View Post
      I love you.
      ... Who were you talking to, exactly? Cause I don't swing that way.
      ~Same squirrel, twice the carbs

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      Na, my name is Ben and my mom used to make pumpkin seeds with oil and salt in the stove, but I do it now.

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Reality_is_a_Dream View Post
      Na, my name is Ben and my mom used to make pumpkin seeds with oil and salt in the stove, but I do it now.
      Well now I just feel really sick. No offense.
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      I'm sorry

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Reality_is_a_Dream View Post
      I'm sorry
      Oh man, now I feel horrible for saying that I'm sorry T_T

      ~tamias
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      Wait... why were you sorry in the first place?

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Reality_is_a_Dream View Post
      Wait... why were you sorry in the first place?
      Beats the thuck out of me. I eat my pumpkins still in the shell. Seeds.
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      Indeed *streaches suspenders*

      By far, Mothra (in all of it's forms) is the worst kaiju of all time.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Twoshadows View Post
      Wow...hi, MOS.

      I've been hanging out in my Dream journal posting all my really super cool dreams and LDs and posting pictures of cute squirrels and all my kayaking adventures and stuff.

      I guess this means I should post once in a while in the more sociable parts of DV?
      Or maybe that I should actually visit the DJ section every now and again. I must now go read your DJ, methinks.

      Kayaking adventures?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Man of Steel View Post
      Or maybe that I should actually visit the DJ section every now and again. I must now go read your DJ, methinks.

      Kayaking adventures?
      Cool.

      My favorite set of kayaking pictures is from June 13 in Antelope canyon. Although the Colorado River trip (June 26) was also extremely fun. (Can I just say I love to kayak? )


      And to stay on topic: This thread has made me look forward to roasting my own pumpkins seeds. Mmmmm..... And there is just someting so festive about it.

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      Pumpkin seeds have shells?...

      I just toss the whole thing in my mouth and crunch away.

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      Call me lazy but i already bought them without shell...
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      I always cook them in the oven with a really thin coating of olive oil and garlic salt, whisch seems to make the shells less tough. I've never had store-bought pumpkin seeds, but I always eat the entire thing, though I do sometimes chew the seed apart and chew on just the shell for a while until it falls apart or loses its flavor.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Twoshadows View Post
      Cool.

      My favorite set of kayaking pictures is from June 13 in Antelope canyon. Although the Colorado River trip (June 26) was also extremely fun. (Can I just say I love to kayak? )


      And to stay on topic: This thread has made me look forward to roasting my own pumpkins seeds. Mmmmm..... And there is just someting so festive about it.
      I'm hoping to be able to rent a kayak for a day down here in PC, and paddle around the bay. Maybe I'll see some dolphins.

      I think next time I do a canoe trip for work I might see about getting a kayak instead. I love the extra maneuverability, and the feeling of being right in the water.

      Oh, and on-topic... Do pistachios count? I had a few roasted pistachios today.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Man of Steel View Post
      I'm hoping to be able to rent a kayak for a day down here in PC, and paddle around the bay. Maybe I'll see some dolphins.

      I think next time I do a canoe trip for work I might see about getting a kayak instead. I love the extra maneuverability, and the feeling of being right in the water.

      Oh, and on-topic... Do pistachios count? I had a few roasted pistachios today.
      Awww...I'd love to kayak where there'd be dolphins. That would be sooo cool. I always go whale watching or dolphin watching when I'm in CA. (I did it a lot while I was growing up). But it would be so cool to do it while so close to the water. Yeah, I love the feeling of being right there at the water, and when it gets too hot you just hang your feel over the edge and drag them in the water.

      Have fun.



      On topic: I like eating pumpkin seeds because they're so healthy.



      http://www.healthdiaries.com/eatthis...kin-seeds.html

      Prostate Protection
      They promote overall prostate health and alleviate the difficult urination associated with an enlarged prostate.

      Improved Bladder Function
      In some studies, pumpkin seed extracts improved bladder function in animals.

      Depression Treatment
      They contain L-tryptophan, a compound naturally effective against depression.

      Prevention of Osteoporosis
      Because they are high in zinc, pumpkin seeds are a natural protector against osteoporosis. Low intake of zinc is linked to higher rates of osteoporosis.

      Natural Anti-Inflammatory
      Pumpkin seeds effectively reduce inflammation without the side effects of anti-inflammatory drugs.

      Prevention of Kidney Stones
      They prevent calcium oxalate kidney stone formation, according to studies.

      Treatment of Parasites
      They are used in many cultures as a natural treatment for tapeworms and other parasites. Studies also show them to be effective against acute schistosomiasis, a parasite contracted from snails.

      Great Source of Magnesium
      1/2 cup of pumpkin seeds contains 92% of your daily value of magnesium, a mineral in which most Americans are deficient.

      Lower Cholesterol
      Pumpkin seeds contain phytosterols, compounds that that have been shown to reduce levels of LDL cholesterol.

      Cancer Prevention
      The same phytosterols that lower cholesterol also protect against many cancers.

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