Pumpkin Seeds

Pumpkin Seeds

The pumpkin fruit, in general, is grown as a field vegetable crop; and its seeds, nevertheless, are used as food and to extract useful pumpkin seed oil. In some parts of central Europe (Styrian province in Austria, Slovenia and Hungary) where it is cultivated as major oil seed crop. Pumpkin fruit is allowed to mature completely to get good quality seeds. Each fruit contains up to 500 cream-white husked seeds located at its central hollow cavity interspersed in between net like mucilaginous fibers. The seeds are semi-flat, have typical oval shape with conical tip. Inside, the edible kernel has olive-green color. The kernels have sweet, creamy nutty flavor enjoyed in deserts, as snack, in savory dishes etc. In Central America, hulled and roasted pumpkin seeds known as pepita.

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