Pumpkin Seeds & Pumpkin Seed Butter

While pumpkin seeds are great as a snack food, they are even better as a butter. Pumpkin seed butter can be used in all the ways you might use a nut butter and is especially healthy for you.

Pumpkins and are native to North and Central America but have since been cultivated around the world. The seeds are used as both food and medicine. The seeds of all varieties of pumpkins and squash are edible. Green hulled pumpkin seeds are called pepitas and are often used in southwestern and Mexican cooking.

USES
Pumpkin seeds are especially delicious roasted because roasting brings out their natural flavor.

Unfortunately, high temperatures are said to destroy the potency of their essential fatty acids. So, for best nutritional value, it is best to eat nuts and seeds raw. Pumpkin seeds are great tossed in salads, mixed with grains, or ground up and added to salad dressings, casseroles, soups, and baked goods. Both hulled and unhulled pumpkin seeds are enjoyed as a dry-roasted snack food. The oils are particularly sensitive so we advise refrigeration for this seed butter even before opening.

NUTRITION
Our seed butters are high in protein, nutrients and unsaturated fats, low in saturated fats, and, of course, no cholesterol or trans fatty acids. In addition, they are important allies in decreasing the risk of heart disease.
Pumpkin Seed Butter is especially known for iron, zinc, potassium and protein.
Please see our "nutrition" page for additional information.

ORDERING OPTIONS
Pumpkin Seed Butter is available in the all natural or organic varieties. It may be purchased in the following ways:
Seed Butter:
* In 9 ounce jars as part of the Decadent Duo (all natural only)
* In individual 9 ounce or 16 ounce jars
* In a customized Gift Basket

Pumpkin Seeds are available in either the organic or all natural varieties. They can be purchased in these ways:
Just Seeds:
* 8 ounce bag
* 16 ounce bag
* In a customized Gift Basket


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