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Organic European Pumpkin Seeds


General Description

Harvested from ancient varieties of pumpkins, European pumpkin seeds are prized for their intense flavour and high nutritional content. European pumpkin seeds are darker in colour, higher in fiber, proteins, vitamins and minerals than Chinese pumpkin seeds. It takes only half a cup of pumpkin seeds to meet 60% of your recommended daily iron intake.

History

Originally from North and South America, the pumpkin was domesticated in Mexico about 9000 years ago and was used for its medicinal virtues. The Algonquian’s Menomini used pumpkin seeds as a diuretic, and later North American settlers would ground the seed, mix it with water, milk and honey to use it to fight intestinal parasites. The Cherokees also used pumpkin seeds to help treat bed wetting in children. In Central America, pumpkin seeds were used to treat nephritis and urinary tract infections.

Nutrition & Benefits

  • Rich source of vitamin E, a dietary antioxidant that protects the fat in body tissues from oxidation
  • A source of zinc, which helps the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. During pregnancy, infancy, and childhood, the body needs zinc to grow and develop properly.
  • Excellent source of magnesium, which helps maintain bones and teeth, and boost the immune system.

Culinary Uses

In Mexico, these pepitas are usually toasted and flavored with salt, lime, or chili peppers for light snack.

Pumpkin seeds can easily be added to muffins, cookies, breads, salads, smoothies, and even cereals. To get the most out of pumpkin seeds, eat them raw!

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Did you know?

Among American Indians, the pumpkin represents the sun, where its roundness refers to fertility and prosperity. For the followers of Feng Shui, it represents the relationship between parents and their children and the possibility of reviving the passion between lovers.

Nutritional Facts Table

Practical information

Preservation:

As pumpkin seeds are fragile, it is best to conserve them in the refrigerator.

Origin:

Hungary/Romania/Austria

This product is
Organic

Organic

Kosher

Kosher

Gluten Free

Gluten Free

 

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