5 Ways to Spice Up Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

That's Nuts

A weekly dose of nutty history, pop culture, and recipes from Lee Zalben, aka The Peanut Butter Guy.


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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?

About the author: Lee Zalben was a PB&J-loving kid that grew up to be the founder and president of Peanut Butter & Co., which began as a Greenwich Village sandwich shop serving nothing but peanut butter sandwiches and expanded to include the now-famous line of all natural flavored peanut butter. Lee is a graduate of Vassar College and enjoys traveling the world in search of interesting foods made with peanuts, tree nuts, and seeds. When he's not working, eating, flying or writing, he enjoys scuba diving and training elephants.