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Pumpkin Seed Snacks

Pepitas pack a high-protein punch!

Pumpkin seeds, also called pepitas, are used in baking, to garnish soups and salads, and roasted for a savory snack (season with garlic, salt, onion powder, cayenne, or your favorite spice or herb). There are 85 seeds per serving, so this makes a great snack!

Nutrition Numbers

Amount Per Serving:

Calories                126

Protein                   5.26 g

Fat                          5.5 g

Carbohydrates     15.24 g

Fiber                       5.2 g

Ingredients: vitamin E, iron, magnesium, zinc, and essential fatty acids

 

SOURCES

The Food Encyclopedia by Jacques L. Rolland and Carol Sherman ($49.95, Robert Rose, 2006)

"Pumpkin Seeds," USDA National Nutrient Database, www.nal.usda.gov

Wellness Foods A to Z  by Sheldon Margen, MD, and the editors of the UC Berkeley

Serving Size

There are 85 pumpkin seeds per serving, so this makes a great snack!

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