Pumpkin seeds

A popular ingredient in Mexican cuisine, Pumpkin seed, also called Pepita in Spanish, is the edible seed of a pumpkin or other kind of squash. The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color inside a white hull. They are a great snack and can be added to salads or used to make sauces such as pesto. In the Americas, Pumpkin seeds have been eaten since at least the time of the Aztecs and probably much earlier, since squash was one of the three earliest plant cultivated in the Western Hemisphere, along with maize and common beans. The seeds are concentrated..

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