When you make butternut squash, what do you do
with the stringy seeds on the inside?
Please don’t tell me you throw them away! They may look inedible, but these large, flat, elliptical-shaped white seeds are actually full of nutrients. They contain fiber, mono-unsaturated fatty acids (like those found in olive oil), protein, and a handful of minerals. Like pumpkin seeds – also known as pepitas – you don’t want to eat winter squash seeds raw. I love roasting them with spices and sprinkling them on top of squash soup and different salads. They’re also great to pop in your mouth as a snack, just watch your portion size. Remember – calories and fat from nuts and seeds add up fast. Two tablespoons of dried squash seeds contain 90 calories, 2 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 5 g protein, 8 g total fat.