Product: Pumpkin Seeds
Latin Name: Curcubita pepo
Plant Family: Cucurbitaceae
Other Names: Squash Seeds, Pepitas, Semen Peponis, Kurbissamen, Graine de Pepon, Graine de Courge & Graine de Ditrouille.
Description: Pumpkin seeds come from an annual, herbaceous, creeping plant native to North America, and are now wodely cultivated throughout Europe. It has a rigid, climbing stem that can reach 8-10 metres in length and tendrils. The leaves are large, simple, alternate, palmate leaves, which are mid-green in colour and are hairy like the stems and have prominent veins. The flowers are orangey-yellow and trumpet-shaped, the fruits are large and ovately spherical, and orange in colour. The seeds are approximately 1cm in length, teardrop shaped and creamy white in colour.
Interesting Fact: Did you know that the nutritional levels in pumpkin seeds actually improve with the age of the seed? Pumpkin seeds are one of the few foods that see an increased nutritional value occur as the seeds age. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of anti-oxidant vitamin E, which helps keep your skin, heart, nerves, muscles and red blood cells healthy. Pumpkin seeds contain approximately 35.10mg of vitamin E per 100g which is about 237% of the RDA for vitamin E.
Ingredients: The shelled seeds of Curcubita pepo.
SUGGESTED USEPumpkin seeds make a tasty and nutritious snack eaten on their own; they can also be sprinkled onto breakfast cereals, added to bread, flapjacks, cakes, biscuits, stir fries, nut roasts and veggie burgers, sprinkled over salads and grain dishes.
Shelf life of two years provided that goods are stored in an airtight container in ambient conditions.
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