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Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

What is pepitas (pumpkin seeds)? About the ingredient pepitas (pumpkin seeds). Including 78 recipes with pepitas (pumpkin seeds), nutrition data, photos, and where to find it.


Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) are a popular ingredient in ![Mexican cuisine](/recipes/mexican) and are also roasted and served as a snack. Marinated and roasted, they are an autumn seasonal favorite in the rural United States. They are often simply called  pumpkin seeds  in English. As an ingredient in mole dishes, they are known in Spanish as _pipian_. Lightly roasted, salted, unhulled pumpkin seeds are popular in Greece with the descriptive Italian name, _passatempo_ ("pastime"). Lightly roasted seeds provide better nutrition than dark ones, as excessive heat destroys some of their nutritive value. ![roasted pumpkin seeds][img1-big] ![roasted pumpkin seeds][img2-big] [img1-big]: /images/i/8988/77/b0b8c59844b8309aecd3c74be99a9513.jpg [img2-big]: /images/i/8988/78/30e5074cad3b68c19f1539c781053e29.jpg


Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 cup (64g)
Amount per Serving
Calories 285Calories from Fat 111
 % Daily Value *
Total Fat 12.4g 19%
Saturated Fat 2.3g 12%
Trans Fat ~
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 11mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 34.4g 11%
Dietary Fiber ~
Sugars ~
Protein 11.9g
Vitamin A 1% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 4% Iron 12%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your caloric needs.

Where found

Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) is usually found in the baking supplies section or aisle of the grocery store or supermarket.

Food group

Pepitas (pumpkin seeds) is a member of the Nut and Seed Products USDA nutritional food group.

How much does pepitas (pumpkin seeds) weigh?

measure grams
1 cup 64
1 oz (85 seeds) 28

In Chinese:pepitas(南瓜子)
British (UK) term: Pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
en français:pepitas (graines de citrouille)
en español:pepitas (semillas de calabaza)

Recipes using pepitas (pumpkin seeds)

There are 76 recipe that contain this ingredient.

15 Minute Shrimp and Avocado Salad
Almond, Cashew and Dried Fruits Granola
Apple-Berry Granola
Autumn Rarebit Soup
Best Multigrain Sandwich Bread
Breakfast Fruit and Nut Granola
Buttermilk Whole Wheat Pancakes with Maple Nut Topping
Cajun Toasted Pumpkin Seeds
Canadiens Maple Leafs Crackers (Canada Day)
Caramelized Onion, White Bean and Cheddar Flatbread
Cherry and Chocolate Energy Bars
Chocolate Honey Energy Bars

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