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Remotely bread-how to extract pumpkin seeds

clazar123's picture
clazar123

Remotely bread-how to extract pumpkin seeds

I love adding seeds ( especially pumpkin/pepita ) to my breads but buying the expensive little packets goes against my grain when I throw out pounds of pumpkin seeds every year after I carve my Halloween pumpkins. But how can I get the seed coat out of the way on a big scale? I am not going to peel apart every seed individually.  I have scoured the internet for a real way to extract them from their shell but none of the methods I've tried has worked. I have dried or roasted and pressed with a rolling pin and I have put them in my K5 mixer with the paddle. Both methods are supposed to crack the shell and cause the insides to fall away. HA! Joke is on me-never worked. 

So how can I shell a lot of pumpkin seeds at home? 

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Yippee

might help 👇👇👇

 

This simple device seems to be the most promising one yet, but you do need to shell the seeds one by one:

 https://share.temu.com/q7mUzfB9NOA

 

video demo

https://youtube.com/shorts/dSgbes2jpoo?si=4QOFoTi2nVE_WLPK

 

 

Just found this amazing item on AliExpress. Check it out! $15.16 50%OFF | Sunflower Seed Splitter Skidproof Melon Seed Peeler USB interface Child Assist Seeds Cleaning tool for Sunflower Melon Seeds

https://a.aliexpress.com/_mtNwnSU

 

or 

 

Chargable Automatic Melon Seed Opener, Generic Automatic Melon Seed Opener, Sunflower Seed Peeler Machine, for Home Kitchen Decor Accessories https://a.co/d/9HCiitN

 

or DIY

https://youtu.be/T4f9HTY4ILE?feature=shared

https://youtu.be/W6PEdZuMPr8?feature=shared

https://youtu.be/qotwourF030?feature=shared

 

Yippee

 

Sabina's picture
Sabina

Yippee, Have you used one of these machines yourself? Specifically for pumpkin seeds? I've been eyeing similar ones myself, but I'm not convinced they work. I've also been looking at manual ones like this https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B08T5VZQ8F/?coliid=I2P71NR25GUIXM&colid=3K76ZEGYHLMHI&ref_=list_c_wl_lv_ov_lig_dp_it&th=1 , but I'd love to hear from someone who's actually used them!

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Abe

Not sure whether these "not for eating pumpkins" (because they aren't as tasty or palatable than the sweeter varieties) seeds are any different to the eating pumpkin seeds or not. 

I know you're asking what to do with the Halloween pumpkins you have already but for future reference there are pumpkins that produce hulless seeds, such as the Styrian Pumpkin. 

https://specialtyproduce.com/produce/Styrian_Pumpkins_14347.php

P.s. I also love eating pumpkin seeds with the hull that have been roasted and salted. Not for a bread though but nice as a snack. 

clazar123's picture
clazar123

Thanks,Abe. I hate waste so when I clean the seeds out of my halloween pumpkin or the seeds out of the butternut squash, I'd really like a way to hull the seeds so I can use the seeds (without the outer coat) as additive to my breads or cereals. I buy whatever variety pumpkins and squash to eat and the seeds are an added bonus. I have no control over the variety being sold. 

Yippee, I love the links! I just wish they made a home-use size of this:

Pumpkin Seed Dehulling Machine|Melon Seed Shelling Machine|Squash Seed  Huller (Hmmm... I can't get the pic to stick. It is a picture of a ridiculously large industrial seed shelling machine. It's probably 50 ft long and 15 ft tall.)

Hulling the seeds one-by-one is too tedious if I have 500 or more seeds. 

I tried rolling them (with a rolling pin) to crack them and then boiling them. The theory is that the cracked seed coat will just fall away and float on the boiling water while the seed innard falls to the bottom of the pot. Didn't work at all. Also, it is tricky trying to crack them without crushing them. 

I'll try again and keep searching. Thank you,both!

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Abe

Then they can't be used in breads. However roasted and salted they are delicious and no need to dehull. 

https://www.simplyrecipes.com/recipes/toasted_pumpkin_seeds/

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Sabina

I have tried the breaking-them-apart then boiling them or just setting them in water trick, too, but it was not at all successful. If you ever figure out how to hull large quantities of pumpkin seeds, I'd love to know!