One cup of roasted pumpkin seeds provides over 40% of the daily recommended amount of magnesium. Magnesium is important in muscle and nerve contraction as well as helping regulate blood sugar and blood pressure.
- 1 cup raw pumpkin seeds
- sea salt to taste
- optional spices such as curry, cinnamon or cumin
Preheat oven to 160 degrees Fahrenheit.
Place raw pumpkin seeds in a single layer on a cookie sheet. Roast for up to 20 minutes. Let cool and store in an air-tight container.
Pumpkin seeds can be eaten alone as a healthy snack but are great toppers for salads, soups, oatmeal, yogurt, or even pasta. You can also use them in homemade granola, in place of nuts in pesto or bake them into muffins.