About Pumpkin Seeds Grade AA Organic
If you carve open a whole pumpkin, you’ll find them surrounded by orange, stringy flesh. And although pumpkin seeds are perfectly safe to eat many people scoop out the whole seeds and roast them- (with the shell) as a snack, it’s preferred to be shelled in case of digestion issues they might cause.
Pumpkin seeds are a small powerhouse of nutrients and health benefits. They are a great source of protein and unsaturated fats, including omega-6 fatty acids, iron, zinc, calcium, B2, folate and beta-carotene, which the body converts into vitamin A.
Storage and shelf life
Store pumpkin seeds in a cool, dry, airtight container, away from the sunlight and heat. It’s a good idea to store in the refrigerator too, the coolness helps the seeds maintain freshness and allows them to last longer.
Pumpkin seeds, when stored properly, will keep their taste and texture for up to 1 year.
Shipping and delivery
The product is available for delivery and pick up from our store in de Pijp.
The product is delivered in recycled paper bags.
Energy 2344 Kj / 560 Kcal
Fat 45.6 g
Of which saturated 9.4 g
Carbohydrates 14.2 g
Of which sugar 0.3 g
Fibers 8.8 g
Protein 24.4 g
Salt 0.07 g
Allergens: This product contains known tree nuts allergens. May also contain traces of allergens due to possible cross-contamination.
How to use
Raw or roasted pumpkin seeds will be a great addition to your salads, granola, cookies and garnish for soups and pasta/ risotto. When crushed they can be also used to make a crunch flavorful coating to your veggies, meat and fish. It has been more and more used to substitute pine nuts in the famous Italian pesto but also adding a crunch to your guacamole and salsa.
To roast pumpkin seeds, start by tossing them with a small amount of oil, along with your preferred seasoning mix. The oil will help the spices adhere to the seeds. Spread your pepitas in a single layer on a lined baking sheet and roast at 150ºCfor 45 minutes. The low temperature will prevent the seeds from burning.
Other interesting information
Pumpkin seeds have long been valued as a source of the mineral zinc which is important for immunity as well as cell growth and division, sleep, mood, your senses, eye and skin health, insulin regulation, and male sexual function. The zinc content in these seeds has been associated with prostate health & treating BPH, or enlarged prostate.
3Pumpkin seeds are also a great source of magnesium. 3 tablespoons provides more than half of the recommended daily intake. Healthy magnesium levels are important for your blood pressure, heart health, bone health and blood sugar levels.
Pumpkin seeds are a good source of tryptophan, which is an amino acid (protein building block) that your body converts into serotonin, which in turn is converted into melatonin, the “sleep hormone”. Along with zinc and magnesium, tryptophan helps promote good sleep.
Pumpkin seeds contain a wide variety of antioxidant phytonutrients, including the phenolic acids hydroxybenzoic, caffeic, coumaric, ferulic, sinapic, protocatechuic, vanillic and syringic acid; and the lignans pinoresinol, medioresinol and lariciresinol