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A pumpkin seed, also known as a pepita (from the Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”), is the edible seed of a pumpkin or certain other cultivars of squash. The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color and may have a white outer hull. Some cultivars are hulless, and are grown only for their seed.[1] The seeds are nutrient-rich, with especially high content of protein, dietary fiber and numerous micronutrients. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product.
In a 100 gram serving, the seeds are calorie-dense (574 kcal) and an excellent source (20% of the Daily Value, DV, and higher) of protein, dietary fiber, niacin, iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium and phosphorus (table). The seeds are a good source (10–19% DV) of riboflavin, folate, pantothenic acid, sodium and potassium (table).
n:unsat Fatty acid name Percentage range
(14:0) Myristic acid 0.003–0.056
(16:0) Palmitic acid 1.6–8.0
(16:1) Palmitoleic acid 0.02–0.10
(18:0) Stearic acid 0.81–3.21
(18:1) Oleic acid 3.4–19.4
(18:2) Linoleic acid 5.1–20.4
(18:3) Linolenic acid 0.06–0.22
(20:0) Arachidic acid 0.06–0.21
(20:1) Gadoleic acid 0–0.035
(22:0) Behenic acid 0.02–0.12
The total unsaturated fatty acid concentration ranged from 9% to 21% of the pepita. The total fat content ranged from 11% to 52%. Based on the quantity of alpha-tocopherol extracted in the oil, the vitamin E content of twelve C. maxima cultivar seeds ranged from 4 to 19 mg/100 g of pepita.

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