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For Roasting, These Seem Identical to Fresh Seeds
31 December 2018
These seem great for what they are. Of course soul like year round access to fresh seeds. Only use for roasting, then snacking. Saw others stating these seem very different from fresh. I didn't see difference; however, I only roast a certain way. First step is to boil in salted water for 10 minutes. I believe this is essential. don't think the amount of salt matters too much. I've done to up to 2TBS in pan of water. I use enough water so seeds will have plenty of room to move while boiling. I believe this is the only way to get crisp, edible shells and seeds. I let mine dry on paper towels overnight. I've seen that you don't have to do that, just get most of water off before baking. I haven't tried that. I bake at 375F for around 10-15 minutes. I use convection bake for airflow, not sure how much that matters. But 375° convection is supposed to be hotter or cook faster than normal baking. I have seen recipes for low temp baking ~325, over longer time and being so careful because the seeds will burn before shells look roasted. I don't know if the boiling step helps with this too, but I find the higher temp works good for me. (so don't think the process is overly strict or restrictive) Shells browning, seeds not burned and I don't have to test a couple of seeds every minute. Also salt and drizzle with olive oil before baking. I rub olive oil on seeds with hands. Maybe that's good for better roasting too. Hope this helps anyone nervous about trying these seeds.