Roasted pumpkin seeds

Spicy pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are loaded with vitamins and minerals, but also with polyunsaturated omega-6 fats. Pumpkin seeds are a good source of zinc, protein, iron, manganese, and muscle relaxing magnesium also sleep promoting tryptophan,   Helps promote joint health and reduce inflammation.

Those fats are very fragile and can go rancid quite quickly so seeds prepared this way should be kept in a air-tight container in the refrigerator and eaten in less than a week. This is also a nice snack kids will like and is very quick to prepare. It’s a great way to use the seeds you get when carving the Halloween pumpkins.  Simply rinse and dry the seeds before using them.

Ingredients

3 cups raw pumpkin seeds 2 tbsp butter or olive oil 1  tbsp chili powder 1 tbsp sea salt; 1 tsp cayenne pepper;

Preheat your oven to 350 F. In a bowl, toss the pumpkin seeds with the melted oil, chili powder, sea salt and cayenne pepper; Spread on a baking sheet and bake for about 10 minutes. Let cool and serve or store in the refrigerator in a air-tight container.