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Pepitas are the seeds of pumpkins or other squash. They are a good source of protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium.
Pumpkin is an herbaceous, annual vine native to America, now cultivated world-wide in warm temperate regions. It has been cultivated since at least 14000BC. Pepitas are the seeds of pumpkins or other squash. They are a good source of protein, iron, zinc, and magnesium. The pumpkin seeds also contain omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are small but powerful. A whole huge pumpkin grows from a tiny seed. The largest pumpkin ever grown weighed over 517 kgs. Native Americans used pumpkin seeds for food and medicine. Pumpkin seeds are used to expel intestinal worms, to soothe an irritated bladder, and to treat bed-wetting in children. Pumpkin flowers are edible too.