Pumpkin Seed Snacks
Pumpkin seeds 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!
Amount Per Serving:
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
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