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Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels (Pepitas)

Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels (also called "pepitas") are the flat, dark green seeds found inside pumpkins. While available still covered in the off-white husk (frequently misidentified as their "shell"), this version is made by roasting the raw seeds after their husks have been removed to make the most of their smooth, creamy texture. The word "pepita" is Spanish for "squash's little seed" and is frequently used to refer to these seeds whether or not the husk has been removed.

  • Dry-roasted, recipe-ready

  • Subtly sweet, rich nutty flavor

  • Naturally gluten free

  • Manitou Trading Company
    Price: $13.40
    $1.49 / Ounce

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    Suggested uses

  • Enjoy as-is for a healthy snack

  • Sprinkle on salads for a nutrient boost

  • Add to veggie burger mixture

  • Bake into breads or muffins

  • Mix with dried fruit and nuts for a healthy trail mix

  • Basic prep

    Ready to use. Add to taste.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Pumpkin seed kernels.

    Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels (also called "pepitas") are the flat, dark green seeds found inside pumpkins. While available still covered in the off-white husk (frequently misidentified as their "shell"), this version is made by roasting the raw seeds after their husks have been removed to make the most of their smooth, creamy texture. The word "pepita" is Spanish for "squash's little seed" and is frequently used to refer to these seeds whether or not the husk has been removed.

    Pepitas are a nutritious snack, as they are an excellent source of protein and contain various minerals. They can be easily incorporated into a wide variety of recipes or consumed on their own.

    Pumpkins are part of the gourd (or Curcurbitaceae) family and, as such, are related to other edible gourds including all sorts of squash but also cantaloupe, watermelon, and even cucumbers.

    Pumpkins and many of their gourd relatives are native to North and South America. They have been a staple food source since pre-agricultural times throughout both contents, at least as far back as the Aztec civilization in South America 3,500 years ago. After the European conquest of the Americas, pumpkin cultivation spread throughout Europe through the Mediterranean and the Indian subcontinent into Asia.

    Classic recipe

    Middle Eastern Couscous Salad with Cilantro-Pepita Pesto

    This bright, flavorful salad features a nontraditional pesto made from cilantro leaves, Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas) and salty parmesan cheese. Our rehydrated Freeze Dried Corn and roasted red pepper add delightful contrast and texture.