Has anyone ever tried grinding them? The pepitas, I mean. I'm curious to see whether there's enough oil in them to make them into a pumpkin-seed butter (like peanut butter) to spread on bread or something like that.
And would that still work, for the laxative and antiparasitical qualities?
Also, does it make any difference to the parasites whether the seeds are salted or not? I would imagine that the salt would only help, but I have no way of knowing for sure.
But hey, we have a Vita-Mix and we have a natural-foods shop nearby, so I'm game to try nearly anything!
Oh, and I've also learned that the high zinc content of pumpkin seeds is very good for men's reproductive health. My husband's been snacking on them quite a bit lately, and let's just say that we have both
noticed an improvement.