Granulated Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels
Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepitas, offer a rich, subtly sweet flavor with a nutty crunch. Our Granulated Dry Roasted Pumpkin Seed Kernels are made from the same high-quality pumpkin seeds we sell whole, simply crushed into small pieces.
Ready to use. Add to taste.
Storage & handling
Store in a dry, cool place.
Dry roasted pumpkin seeds kernels.
Granulated Dry 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, almost creamy texture. After roasting they are granulated to make them even easier to incorporate into recipes and products. 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 often thought of as a nutritious snack, as they are a good source of protein and contain various minerals.
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.
Pumpkin Seeds are rich and buttery with a healthful chew. This bourbon and vanilla infused Pumpkin Seed brittle utilizes earthy, green pumpkin seeds and stays crunchy for days in an airtight container.