Organic pumpkin seeds are dry roasted at Eden's AIB rated Superior, Michigan facility. While still hot they are misted with EDEN sea salt and air dried.
Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, have been enjoyed worldwide as important food and a health remedy for centuries. Cultivation of pumpkins began in Mexico and South America, from there they found their way to the native peoples of North America. With the arrival of Europeans the pumpkin and its seeds were quickly adopted worldwide. Native Americans used the seed as a preventative and treatment for intestinal parasites and for promoting kidney, bone, digestive, and reproductive health. Their use as a remedy for parasites was so widely documented by the late 1800s to early 1900s, that the United States pharmacopoeia listed the seeds as an official treatment. Physicians in the 1800s regularly recommended pumpkin seeds for urinary, gastric, and digestive problems.
EDEN Dry Roasted, Salted Pumpkin Seeds are a healthy and happily received snack food, that is an excellent source of protein, healthy fiber, and magnesium offering 50% Daily Value (DV) per 1/4 serving. They are cholesterol free and low sodium, and a good source of iron and zinc. Although they are high in fat, they are lower in saturated fats and higher in beneficial monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fats. They contain no added oil, refined salt, additives, or preservatives.
EDEN Dry Roasted, Salted Pumpkin Seeds should not be limited to just snacking. Use them in breads and other baked goods. Sprinkle them on salads and hot or cold cereal. Use them when making granola, muesli, granola bars, popcorn balls, and caramel corn. When ground in a blender, they make an excellent low sodium condiment for cooked grains and porridge.