5 Ways to Spice Up Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

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October is in full swing. Local pumpkin patches are open, the coffee chains are selling pumpkin lattes, and jack-o-lantern enthusiasts are sharpening their knives. If you're planning to pick up a pumpkin and do some carving this year, don't forget about the "bonus" snack that's built into every pumpkin: fresh roasted pumpkin seeds!

The favorite fall snack is delicious with a little salt, cinnamon-sugar, orange zest and ginger, or red pepper flakes. Here are five ways to get more creative with your seed seasonings. Any other flavors you like to add?