Whatever You Do, Don’t Eat the Seeds From Your Jack-o’-Lantern

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Oct. 30 2013 3:15 PM

The Secret to Amazing Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Don’t use the kind from your jack-o’-lantern.

This week, millions of people will be carving faces into pumpkins. Many of those people will be wondering what to do with their jack-o’-lantern detritus—especially the seeds. Slate’s food and drink editor has the answer:

For more on delicious pepitas, check out Slate’s recipe for spiced pumpkin seeds.

L.V. Anderson is a Slate assistant editor. She edits Slate's food and drink sections and writes Brow Beat's recipe column, You're Doing It Wrong. 

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