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What to do with all those pumpkin seeds?

The edible seeds of a pumpkin, aka as pepitas are a delightful fall snack. Children especially love them. Served lightly salted and roasted, the pumpkin seed is a tasty fall treat - and a great source of fiber. Top on salads, soups or add to granola for a crunchy breakfast treat.

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To roast your pumpkin seeds, do not wash them first! Washing removes all the natural flavor. Instead, remove the seeds from the strings and place a single layer on a cookie sheet. Add salt to taste and bake at 300° until dry, stirring occasionally.

Options to taste:

roasted garlic & lemon zest

cayenne pepper & sea salt

curry & cumin

cinnamon & brown sugar