1 oz. (~ 1/4 cup) provides approximately:
Pumpkin Seed Nutrition
Subtly sweet, flavorful, and chewy, pumpkin seeds (also known as pepitas) are:
Snack on a 1/4 of pepitas and you'll get:
Pumpkin Seeds Nutrition Tip: How to Avoid OVEREATING Pumpkin Seeds
Even though pumpkin seeds are nutritious, notice that they're quite high in calories.
In order to get the nutritional benefit without compromising your waistline, it may be best to include pumpkin seeds as part of a meal...vs. making a meal of them.
For example, sprinkle pumpkin seeds or this Pumpkin Crunch Recipe on:
If you prefer to snack on them, it's best to avoid eating directly from the bag:
Buy pumpkin seeds in the shell vs. shelled seeds.
It will require more work to eat them...but that's the point!
In order to burn the calories in 1/4 cup pepitas, you'd have to:
Yes, there really IS such a thing.
Similar to peanut butter, but pricier and made from pumpkin seeds, pumpkin seed butter is yet another way to enjoy the nutritional benefit of pepitas.
Pumpkin Seed Butter Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 1 Tablespoon
A great alternative for those with allergies to nuts and nut butters, such as peanuts or soy nuts and soy nut butter.
Pumpkin Seed Butter Uses
Pumpkin Seed Nutrition: Not Just for Halloween
Pumpkins and pumpkin seeds are notorious for being consumed around Halloween, but they can (and should) be enjoyed any time of year.
Most stores sell pumpkin seeds, but it's also easy to make your own:
**For a variation, spray the tops of the seeds with olive oil cooking spray and sprinkle with a little salt and cinnamon or with pumpkin pie spice and a little bit of sugar.
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