Pumpkin seeds are a good source of nutrition. In Latin America, hulled and roasted pumpkin seeds are referred to as Pepita. Enjoy them raw or roasted. Perfect Pumpkin Seeds Raw nuts and seeds, including pumpkin seeds, are good sources of plant-based omega-3s (alpha-linolenic acid or ALA) and other anti-inflammatory compounds. Nutritional powerhouses wrapped up in a tasty small package, they're also high in zinc and protein. One-quarter cup of pumpkin seeds contains nearly half of the recommended daily amount of magnesium, as well as dietary fiber, beneficial plant phytosterols and antioxidants. Research suggests that pumpkin seeds may help improve insulin metabolism. And pumpkin seeds aid relaxation; they're a source of tryptophan, an amino acid that your body converts into serotonin, which is converted into melatonin, the sleep hormone.b Tasty Tips and Storage Enjoy pumpkin seeds as a snack alone or mixed with other nuts, roasted or raw. Use in granola, bread, cookies, or salads. Store pumpkin seeds in an airtight container or our resealable bags. Pumpkin seeds will keep for a year or more in the freezer, up to 5 months in the refrigerator, or at room temperature for up to 3 months.