Pumpkin Seeds (or Pepita) are the small edible kernels of the pumpkin fruit. They can be consumed as stand-alone snack, straight from the pack, or used as a versatile ingredient in home Baking.
Are pumpkin seeds good for you?
Yes, absolutely! Pumpkin seeds are a very popular snack in Mexico, where Mexicans often praise them for their rich sources of Zinc, Magnesium, antioxidant-rich Vitamin E. Pumpkin seeds are also a good source of protein, healthy fats and beneficial dietary fibres too!
How much pumpkin seeds should I eat per day?
Many Mexicans consume them as pumpkin seeds as an evening snack, where they are believed to satisfy the tummy for longer. One cup of pumpkin seeds offers almost half the recommended daily allowance (RDA) of zinc, while a 100 gram serving provides almost 50% of the daily protein requirement and 560 calories.