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Pepitas

Other names: pumpkin seeds
Spanish name: pepita
  [peh-PEE-tah]

Pepitas are pumpkin seeds. Sometimes the word refers to the inside kernel of the pumpkin seed but can also be the entire un-hulled seed. Pepitas are popular in Mexico and they are typically toasted and eaten as a snack. They are also the key ingredient in "pipian" a type of mole [moh-LAY].
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Nutrition Facts
(USDA#12014)
Serving Size
1 cup (138 grams)
Calories
747
Total Fat
63g
  Saturated Fat
12g
Cholesterol
0mg
Sodium
25mg
Potassium
1114mg
Total Carbohydrates
25g
  Dietary Fiber
5g
  Sugars
1g
Protein
34g
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