FRESH & BEST GREEN
These raw pumpkin seed kernels are naturally gluten-free, GMO-free, and contain all essential amino acids, making them a complete source of protein. You can sprinkle our allergy-friendly green pumpkin seeds on salads, granola, and in many baked goods. These fresh pumpkin seed kernels lower cholesterol and help with insomnia.
Gluten-free raw pumpkin seed kernels (Shelled Raw Pepitas).
They are the best and most alkaline of nutrition that you can eat. Fresh pumpkin seeds are rich in iron and magnesium and have a higher protein per ounce than flax or chia. They also contain 5 grams of protein per ounce. These green pumpkin seed kernels are also rich in B vitamins and the only one that has an alkalizing effect on your body. However, many other seeds are alkaline. Pumpkin kernels counteract acidity while providing the support your body requires to feel its best. Pumpkin kernels also contain high levels of essential amino acids, such as tryptophan, which reduces anxiety and helps increase serotonin.
Raw pumpkin seeds contain the amino acid tryptophan, which helps in the brain's production of serotonin. The regulation of mood, sleep, appetite, and mood is dependent on a healthy balance of the neurotransmitter serotonin.
Pumpkin seed kernels are high in phytosterols. These plant-based compounds can lower LDL cholesterol. Pumpkin seeds, like other foods, are rich in phytosterols.
Pumpkin kernels contain zinc and other antioxidants that can lower the risk of developing prostate disease.
STORAGE OF GERBS
It is essential to store your product in an airtight container (dark-colored/opaque), in a dark, cool environment such as a pantry or kitchen cupboard. Avoid direct sunlight and heat, like in the oven. You can increase the chance of rancidity by letting in oxygen more often than necessary. We recommend that you not open more than one pound of product at once. You can also freeze it!
Pepitas and Pumpkin Seed kernels
If all pepitas are pumpkin seeds, does that mean that all pumpkin seeds are pepitas?
Many people use the words pepitas and pumpkin seeds interchangeably, but are they the same thing? As it turns out, there is a difference between the two: pepita isn't just the fantastic way to say pumpkin seed (even though it does sound pretty cool).
What are the differences between pumpkin seed kernels and pepitas?
Pepitas and pumpkin seeds are two different things. (And they haven't hulled pumpkin seeds, either!) A pepita is harvested from specific hull-less pumpkin varieties, known as Styrian or Oil Seed pumpkins. They even have hip names like Lady Godiva, Naked Bear, and Kakai Hulless Pumpkin. Any other type of pumpkin produces a hulled seed that's slightly fibrous and less tender.
You can undoubtedly substitute one for the other. Still, there is a rule: you can always substitute pepitas for pumpkin seeds, but it's best to only substitute pumpkin seeds for recipes that call for pepitas as a garnish. So, you wouldn't want to use pumpkin seeds to make this cilantro-pepita pesto recipe, but you could use them as a garnish for this slow cooker sweet potato soup recipe.