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At what temperature should pumpkin seeds be roasted?

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A cook may roast pumpkin seeds at 250 degrees Fahrenheit for approximately one hour or he may roast them at 375 degrees Fahrenheit for about seven minutes. Recipes for roasted pumpkin seeds are available on food websites such as FoodNetwork.com and MarthaStewart.com.

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Pumpkin seeds roast more quickly at a higher temperature. Using smaller seeds also reduces the roasting time. The seeds are ready when they are golden brown and crunchy. A basic recipe for roasted pumpkin seeds involves tossing the seeds with olive oil, salt and pepper before spreading them on the baking sheet in a single layer. Cooks can impart extra flavor to the pumpkin seeds by adding herbs, spices and other seasonings. A recipe on SimplyRecipes.com also suggests that boiling the seeds in salted water prior to the roasting process improves the taste of the final product.

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