Re: regarding food/butternut squash seeds
Posted by Rachel B on 6/04/05
On 6/04/05, Emma wrote:
> much for the help - I thought butternut squash seeds
> were poisonous! Oh well they can have those then! I don't have a
Actually, they are not only not poisonous, they are very well-liked,
at least by my CAG. I don't even have to toast them; just set them
out to dry on a plate or towel for a day or so. I give him a half-
teaspoon or so daily with his other food as long as they last.
Pumpkin seeds are commercially available here for human food; if they
are there too, be sure to buy the raw ones. And of course, the flesh
of butternut or any winter squash (acorn, Hubbard, pumpkin, Silver
Bell) is VERY good for them.
I don't know if you have sweet potatoes or yams readily available
over there? Not the kind in cans, in heavy syrup, but just raw. I
use them as a staple too--roasted, boiled, mashed or raw. They are
very cheap over here, and very nutritious. Any dark green or dark
orange veggie is high in Vitamin A.