Australian Pumpkin Seed Company deals exclusively in the special ‘naked’ or ‘hull-less’ dark green pumpkin seed from the Styrian pumpkin. The seed naturally grows without the hard fibrous casing of regular pumpkin seeds making it the easiest to eat and process. The type of seed originated through a natural mutation some 300 years ago in the Styrian region of Austria and Slovenia (Europe).
Often called and confused with the easily obtained ‘pepita’ from China, which is actually just the unprotected kernel of a regular pumpkin seed, the naked variety is whole and should only be called pumpkin seeds. The picture to the right is essentially how they come out of the pumpkin; whole and naturally protected from rancidity due to an uncompromised coating.
As well as having a wonderful ‘healthy green’ nutty flavour, these dark green pumpkin seeds are well known for their high oil content. Also known as a Superfood, pumpkin seeds are packed full of nutrients. One handful will give you:
They can easily be added to: • salads • pizza • stirfries • bread • cakes • biscuits • your morning cereal • garnishing any dish • fruit salad
Our Pumpkin Seeds are available raw or gently dry roasted (to maintain nutritional quality) and flavoured to give you variety. The range includes: