Don’t throw away the seeds!

Roasted pumpkin seeds are a real treat. Eat them as you would sunflower seeds, cracking the hull with your teeth and eating the nut-like seed kernel inside. They are also great hulled and used in trail mix, granola, or over salads or steamed vegetables.

Here’s how to prepare them:

1. Clean the seeds by rubbing off the fibers. Do not wash them.
2. In a large bowl, mix the seeds with one tablespoon of vegetable oil along with 1/2 teaspoon salt for each cup of seeds.
3. Preheat the oven to 250 degrees. Spread the seeds on a baking sheet. Bake the seeds for 30 to 40 minutes or until crisp and evenly browned. Stir or shake them several times while baking.
4. Cool the seeds and store them in an airtight container.

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