How to Roast <Squash and Pumpkin Seeds>

Discussion in 'English Only' started by NewAmerica, Nov 30, 2018.

  1. NewAmerica

    NewAmerica Senior Member

    Mandarin
    "Squash and Pumpkin Seeds" sounds a bit odd to me because "squash seeds include pumpkin seeds." For squash is defined as "A squash is one of a family of vegetables that have thick skin and soft or firm flesh inside."(Collins).

    Does the title sound natural to you native speakers?

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    How to Roast Squash and Pumpkin Seeds

    Pumpkin and squash seeds are loaded with protein and fiber, and they make a great energy-boosting snack or crunchy addition to many meals. Save these delicious and nutritious seeds from ending up in the compost heap in five easy steps.

    Source:https://www.motherearthnews.com/real-food/seasonal-recipes/roast-pumpkin-seeds-zmrz11zalt
     
  2. sdgraham

    sdgraham Senior Member

    Oregon, USA
    USA English
    You are correct .... however, American shoppers generally differentiate between pumpkin and non-pumpkin squash.

    So yes, it sounds natural, even though it's not technically correct.
     
  3. NewAmerica

    NewAmerica Senior Member

    Mandarin
    Thank you. :)
     

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