Healthy Food Database

Pepitas
Pepitas are the hulled, edible seeds of a pumpkin. They are green, flat seeds approx 5mm long and are particularly popular in Mexico. Pepitas are sold salted, roasted and raw, but nutritionally it's better to buy them raw.

Buy from stores with a quick turnover of produce and always check the use by date. Avoid any with pale, discoloured patches on them. It indicates they are stale.

Pepitas have a high natural fat content and can go rancid if stored too long or exposed to heat and sunlight. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five months.
Category: Seed
In Season: all year
To Buy:
Buy raw from supermarkets or health food stores. Buy from stores with a quick turnover of produce and always check the use by date. Avoid any with pale, discoloured patches on them. It indicates they are stale.
To Store:
Pepitas have a high natural fat content and can go rancid if stored too long or exposed to heat and sunlight. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to five months.
Tips & Tricks:
Add to salads. Flavour and roast your own and serve immediately. A serve of pepitas is equal to about 1.5 tablespoons.
Cooking Tips:
Roast your own pepitas by combining 1/2 teaspoon olive oil over cup raw pepitas and 1/2 tsp of sea salt. Lay the seed mixture out flat on a baking sheet. Place in a preheated 180C oven and roast for 5 - 7 minutes (checking regularly) until fragrant and toasted. Set aside to cool and eat straight away.

Nutrition per Per serve:

Weight (grams):
15
Carbohydrates, g:
2.1
Fat (g):
6.8
Monosaturated Fat , g:
1.7
Iron, mg:
Magnesium:
Amines:
No information available
Glutamates:
n/a
Energy (kJ):
362
Protein (g):
3.7
Saturated Fat, g :
1.1
Omega 3's (g):
Zinc:
Phosphorus:
Salicylates:
No information available

Benefits the Following Health Conditions:*

Arthritis
Intestinal Worms & Parasites
Detoxifying
Immune Deficiencies
Low Energy
Inflammation
Prostate Problems
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* This information is sourced by a qualified naturopath. It is non prescriptive and not intended as a cure for the condition. Recommended intake is not provided. It is no substitute for the advice and treatment of a professional practitioner.

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