Pumpkin Seeds Certified Organic 12 oz. by NOW Foods

Certified Organic Pumpkin Seeds 12 oz.

Certified Organic Pumpkin Seeds - 12oz
Item catalog number: 7023

There are a lot more to pumpkins than just pies and jack-o-lanterns. The flat little seeds (called pepitas in Spanish) are an excellent natural source of protein and fiber. They contain 29% more protein than most seeds

Pumpkin seeds are high in EFAs and rich in Vitamin A and the B-Vitamins. They are also a very good source of the minerals magnesium, manganese and phosphorus, and a good source of iron, copper, and zinc. Snack on a quarter-cup of pumpkin seeds and you will receive 46.1% of the daily value for magnesium, 28.7% of the DV for iron, 52.0% of the DV for manganese, 24.0% of the DV for copper, 16.9% of the DV for protein, and 17.1% of the DV for zinc.

Whatever name you call them, NOW Real Food™ Certified Organic Pumpkin Seeds are a tasty and crunchy treat, whether they’re eaten raw or roasted and salted.

Fresher ingredients simply taste better, which is why this product is packaged using NOW Fresh Fill Technology to maximize flavor and freshness. Because you are what you eat, NOW Real Food™ has been committed to providing delicious, healthy, natural and organic foods since 1968. We’re independent, family owned, and proud of it. Keep it natural. Keep it real.

Ingredients:  Organic Pumpkin Seeds. Certified Organic by QAI. Fresher ingredients simply taste better, which is why this product is packaged using NOW Fresh Fill Technology, a natural blend of carbon dioxide and nitrogen that displaces oxygen in the bag to maximize flavor and freshness. Vegetarian/Vegan Product. Refrigeration Recommended after opening.

Serving size: about 1/4 cup (31 g)
Servings per container: about 11

Suggestions for use:

  • Add pumpkin seeds to sauteed vegetables.
  • Sprinkle pumpkin seeds on top of mixed green salads.
  • Add chopped pumpkin seeds to your favorite hot or cold cereal.
  • Add pumpkin seeds to your oatmeal raisin cookie or granola recipe. 
  • A favorite in trail mixes.
  • Add to stir frys or stews.
  • May be cooked with grains and vegetables or used raw as a topping, whole or powdered dry in a blender if desired.
  • Dressing ideas:
    • Grind pumpkin seeds with fresh garlic, parsley and cilantro leaves. Mix with olive oil and lemon juice for a tasty salad dressing.
    • For another nutritious dressing blend pumpkin seeds well with water and season to taste (1 part seeds: 1 part water). Mix with other seeds if desired. If possible, before using let set in a refrigerator at least two hours to help develop enzymes and destroy the natural enzyme inhibitors.

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