Live Superfoods Austrian Pumpkin Seeds, Organic, 8 oz
- USDA Organic
- Non-GMO Verified
Live Superfoods Austrian Pumpkin Seeds come from a unique pumpkin grown in the Styrian region of Austria. These pumpkins produce a hull-less heirloom seed that grows much larger than other pumpkin seeds. Austrian pumpkin seeds are big on flavor, large in size, and massive in health-promoting nutrients. USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, raw, and gluten free. 8 oz/ 227g in resealable package
Live Superfoods Austrian Pumpkin Seeds
Live Superfoods Austrian Pumpkin Seeds have a wonderful flavor and nice, snappy texture. They are excellent when eaten as a snack, and they can be added to a number of your favorite foods to add flavor, texture, and a wealth of beneficial nutrients. Sprinkle on top of salads, add to soups, include in your favorite raw bar or granola recipe, and include in baked goods. Our USDA-certified organic Austrian heirloom pumpkin seeds have been air-dried at low temperatures, preserving the vital nutrients and living enzymes within.
Historically speaking: For the last 300 years, a unique pumpkin has been growing in the countryside of eastern Austria. The cucurbetia pepo is known as the naked-seeded pumpkin, the hull-less pumpkin, or the Styrian pumpkin (after the region in which it's grown). This large, green/ gold pumpkin is prized for its seeds, which have a thin, membranous seed coat. The entire seed is edible, and, uninhibited by a shell, grows significantly larger than traditional pumpkin seeds. The naked, heirloom Austrian pumpkin seeds have a deep green color and are a rich source of beneficial nutrients.
Austrian Styrian pumpkins are grown for their seeds only, and back in the 17th century early growers realized that the precious seeds inside had some interesting effects; they were used traditionally as a medicinal food to stave off bladder and prostate problems and to eliminate intestinal parasites. Despite the fact that the pumpkin itself was considered unpalatable, farmers continued to cultivate it, growing it for the seeds alone, and using the pulp as a fertilizer. The health benefits of these seeds were a secret known only in Austria and nearby Slovenia for generations, and it has only recently become available and known to the rest of us.
Wealth of Nutrition: The beneficial oils within this naked, hull-less seed contain an array of vitamins like Vitamin A, B1, B2, B6, C, D, E, and K, and these giant green seeds are a great source of essential minerals like magnesium, zinc, calcium, and iron. Pumpkin seeds are a great source of plant-based protein (just 1 oz provides 7 grams!), and heart healthy unsaturated fats. Pumpkin seeds provide omega-3 and omega-6 essential fatty acids as well.
USDA-certified organic, Non-GMO Project Verified, Kosher, raw, and gluten free.
8 oz / 227g in resealable package