According to Patrick Pitchford, author of Healing with Wholefoods, the best way to eat seeds or nuts is to soak them overnight to initiate the sprouting process, which makes fats and proteins more digestible. Then dry and eat raw or roast them.
“Roasting reduces the effect of rancidity and cuts down on the oiliness, making nuts and seeds easier to digest. Lightly roasting increases their warming qualities making them perfect for the cooler seasons and better for cold or deficient individuals.”
I like to toast them by dry frying them in a pan and adding some Tamari sauce for flavor. Yummmmm…..
I think it was my friend and foodie, Susan Marque, who introduced this to me.
How to make them:
Choose your seeds – I usually use Pumpkin Seeds and Sunflower Seeds.
– Add Pumpkin Seeds to a heated pan (on high heat), spread evenly and dry fry.
– Make sure you shake the pan to prevent burning. After a few minutes the seeds will begin to make a popping sound.
– Add the Sunflower Seeds to the pan and dry fry for another minute or two, until lightly browned.
– Remove the seeds from the pan, place in a bowl and sprinkle with some Tamari Sauce, mix through.
– Once cooled, place the seeds in a glass jar and store in the fridge.
These are dam tasty… enjoy :-)