Roast pumpkin seeds in an oven set to 325 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 minutes. Before placing the seeds on a roasting pan in the oven, boil the seeds uncovered in water for 10 minutes.
Cleaning the pumpkin seeds is required prior to roasting them. Adding sea salt and olive oil to the seeds before baking gives them a crunchy texture and added flavor.
Pumpkin seeds provide iron, magnesium, fiber, zinc, potassium and good fats. They also provide protein, and tryptophan. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of iron, and adding a food rich in vitamin C to a snack of pumpkin seeds ensures the body properly absorbs the iron the seeds provide.