Organic Pumpkin Seeds

  • Organic Pumpkin Seeds
2.2 lb
$16.99

These wondrous seeds are very popular, and not just because they make a great crunchy snack

Organic pumpkin seeds are a great source of protein and dietary fibre to keep you feeling full and energized, and a very good source of antioxidant vitamin E. They are also an excellent source of manganese, essential to maintain healthy bones and fight inflammation. Pumpkin seeds also contain the amino acid tryptophan, which the body converts into serotonin, often called "nature’s sleeping pill".

In Mexico, they’re eaten toasted with salt, lime or chili peppers. We also love to add a handful of these beauties to salads, soups, root-vegetable dishes, granolas and oatmeals for a nice crunch and all the benefits on top!

Information

General Information

Nutrition & Benefits

Ingredients

Organic pumpkin seeds. May contain sesame, nuts and soy.

Health Facts

Organic Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition Facts

History

Originally from North and South America, the pumpkin was domesticated in Mexico about 9000 years ago and was then used for their medicinal virtues. Pumpkin seeds have always been used for their pharmaceutical virtues. The Algonquian’s Menomini used pumpkin seeds as a diuretic. The first North American settlers would grind the seed, mix it with water, milk and honey and use it as a vermifuge. The Cherokees also used pumpkin seeds to help treat children bed wetting.

Until 1936, American pharmacopoeia acknowledged the fact that pumpkin seeds had positive effects on stomach and intestine parasites. In Central America, people would use these seeds to treat nephritis and urinary tract infection. Finely ground and ingested, pumpkin seeds were also used to treat fever and gastrointestinal disorder.

Culinary Uses

In Mexico, pumpkin seeds are usually toasted and flavored with salt, lime, or chili peppers for a 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!

Still need some inspiration? Try these recipes:
Raw unsweetened Brazil nut and pumpkin seed milk
Vegan cheese ball with dill, cranberries and pumpkin seeds
Matcha and pumpkin seed shortbread cookies
Pumpkin chia pudding
Colours of the Fall gluten-free veggie pâté
Middle-Eastern inspired quinoa and roasted veggie salad
Cauliflower couscous with fresh herbs and grilled pumpkin seeds
Magical pumpkin and dried apricot cookies

Preservation

Pumpkin seeds are very fragile! They are therefore best kept in the fridge.

Origin

China

Did You Know?

The pumpkin symbolizes different things in different cultures. Among American Indians, the pumpkin represents the sun. With its roundness, it refers to fertility and prosperity. For the followers of Feng Shui, it represents the relationship between parents and children and the possibility of reviving the passion lost between a couple. In North America, the pumpkin is a traditional element of Halloween, the costumed holiday that happens every October.

Reviews

Reviews

A tasty source of protein Written By: Jessica
I have a couple kilos of these seeds in my fridge right now as I go through a lot of seeds - they're a delicious and convenient source of protein! I always buy the Prana variety because they're economical and taste fresh.
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