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Roasted Salted Pumpkin Seed Kernels (Pepitas)

Pumpkin Seed Kernels are the raw, hulled seeds from the pumpkin. Also known as pepitas, these roasted pumpkin seeds are subtly sweet and nutty with a toasty crunch.

  • Roasted, salted, recipe-ready

  • Makes a wholesome snack or crunchy addition to salads and trail mix

  • Good source of protein

  • D'allesandro
    Price: $80.99
    $1.01 / 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.

    Storage & handling

    Store in cool, dry place.

    Ingredients

    Pumpkin seeds, cottonseed and/or canola oil, salt

    Roasted Salted 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 salted to make them even more palatable. 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.