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Tasty, Healthful Pumpkin Seed Recipe

Tasty, Healthful Pumpkin Seed Recipe

If you’re roasting pumpkin for pie or other recipes, you’ll be dealing with a lot of seeds. And they’re so good–and good for you–that we don’t want them to go to waste.

Pumpkin seeds are terrific sources of nourishment, thought to promote prostate health in men, and just plain fun to snack on.

So here are some great, easy ways to cook them:

1. Preheat oven to 300F.

2. Put your seeds, with as much of the slimy fiber removed as possible, in a single layer on a large cookie sheet. Sprinkle them with 1 or 2 tablespoons of olive or vegetable oil and 2 teaspoons tamari or Bragg’s liquid amino seasoning.

3. Bake until crisp, about 35 minutes.

Or you can try this other great method: Slow-Roasted Pumpkin Seeds.

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Annie B. Bond

Annie is a renowned expert in non-toxic and green living. She was named one of the top 20 environmental leaders by Body and Soul Magazine and "the foremost expert on green living." - Body & Soul Magazine, 2009. Learn Annie's latest eco-friendly news on, a website dedicated to healthy and green living.


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9:15PM PDT on Oct 24, 2013

Mmm Thanks :")

9:52AM PDT on Apr 29, 2013


6:26AM PDT on Apr 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

6:52AM PST on Feb 12, 2013

You don't even need the oil, you can dry roast them. We always did this with our Halloween pumpkins. Also, please don't throw your jack-o-lanterns away in the garbage. Put them way back in the yard near the alley or a large tree, squirrels love to eat them even if they freeze. There is not much food out there for wildlife late in the season. Thank you.

5:06AM PST on Jan 30, 2013

Good for squash seeds also! THANKS!!!!

6:57AM PST on Jan 29, 2013

That must be yummy!

8:31PM PDT on Nov 3, 2012

How does one get all that slimy fibrous stuff off the seeds? I put them in a colander & try to separate the seeds with fingers + running water. What is tamari? How about a touch of tahini?

9:52PM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Great article, thanks.

7:05AM PDT on Oct 24, 2012

Delicious! I especially like them cooked with a little Tamari.

5:48PM PDT on Oct 23, 2012


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potato is one veggie i welcome for breakfast

What about Yogi Bear? :-)

thanks for sharing :)

Does this apply to anteaters?

Thank you for the article.


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