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BIO Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds
EU Bio
DE-ÖKO-039
  • natural and unroasted
  • from controlled organic cultivation
  • with valuable fibre
  • to refine muesli and salads
  • ideal as a snack
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9,90 €*
72590
350 g
28,29 € / 1 kg
*incl. 7 % tax plus shipping

Our untreated pumpkin seeds come from organic cultivation and are rich in valuable fibre. Their high content of protein and minerals make them an ideal snack for a healthy life style. Pumpkin seeds are very versatile. They are perfect for muesli or to refine salads and vegetable dishes. They add that certain something to soups, especially autumnal pumpkin soup. Pumpkin seeds can be used for baking bread or buns as well.

Origin and history

Pumpkin seeds have been known and used for more than 7000 years. But it was only after Columbus' discovery of America that the pumpkin spread to other regions than North and South America. Since then, it can be found in all warmer regions in the world. The agricultural cultivation of the pumpkin in the 16th century significantly contributed to the rapid spreading of the old crop.

Three most common types of pumpkin

Today, only five of the more than 800 known species of pumpkins are cultivated, while the species Cucurbita maxima, Cucurbita pepo and Cucurbita moschata are most likely to be found in the gardens. Pumpkin fruits can reach a weight of up to 200 kg which makes them the largest fruit in the world of the plants. Every pumpkin, no matter the size, contains around 150 seeds. Actually, pumpkins are not even fruit but berries. Like other berries, their extremely hard shell encases the valuable seeds.

Harvesting of pumpkin seeds

It takes around 60 to 150 days until pumpkins are ready for harvesting. Usually they are collected between August and October when they are overripe so that is easier to prepare them for cooking. The pumpkin seeds are either separated from the pulp automatically, or, which is still often the case, in manual work before being washed and dried. When they are entirely dry, the seeds are peeled and dried again.

Taste and usage

Fresh pumpkin seeds with their mild, nutty taste are perfect for savoury dishes, muesli, salads, soups or as a snack in between. They are also ideal for baking bread or buns. Their high content of oil gives them a slightly creamy flavour.

Small seeds - big impact

Pumpkin seeds contain valuable vitamins and enzymes and supply the body with unsaturated fatty acids and minerals like beta-carotene, magnesium, iron, zinc, selenium and phytosterols. The latter are said to prevent and ease bladder and prostate troubles. With 30 g protein per 100 g, pumpkin seeds are a good source for plant-based protein.

Recipe

Turmeric cookies

Turmeric cookies

Delicious cookies with turmeric powder, spelt flour and oats. Refined with sesame and pumpkin seeds. With raisins for natural sweeteness. zum Rezept
Pumpkin seed pesto with wild garlic

Pumpkin seed pesto with wild garlic

Quick recipe for pumpkin seed pesto with wild garlic. Prepared with pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil. Goes well with spaghetti, linguine, gnocchi or baguette. zum Rezept
Protein bread with pumpkin seeds

Protein bread with pumpkin seeds

Recipe for wheat-free protein bread with pumpkin seeds. Prepared with pumpkin seed flour, chia seeds, rye and spelt flour. Enjoy an oven-fresh homemade bread. zum Rezept

Ratings

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from Sabine Moczygemba at 19.02.2021
Kürbiskerne werden ja immer als "die grünen Kraftwerke" bezeichnet - die Kürbiskernen der Ölmühle Solling haben diese Bezeichnung auch wirklich verdient, sie sind so knackig und prall und sind so kraftvoll und aromatisch im Geschmack, da schmeckt man wirklich eine "gute Kraft"!
from Elke Hennen at 01.05.2023
Die Kürbiskerne sind qualitativ hochwertig, ich mag sie gern, vom Geschmack her, die Größe... Die Gläser verwende ich auch weiter, weil sie eine tolle Größe haben! Ich bin zufrieden und werde sie zukünftig regelmäßig kaufen!
from Christina Dudek at 27.07.2023
Ich bin von der Qualität absolut überzeugt und begeistert. Die Kerne sind sehr geschmackvoll aber überhaupt nicht bitter oder das ein fauler dazwischen ist, habe ich auch noch nie erlebt. Daher probieren sie es selber aus .
from Sabine Moczygemba at 02.08.2020
Nach der erstmaligen Bestellung war die Tüte innerhalb weniger Tage leer, hmmm, so eine leckere, gesunde Knabberei! Die Kerne schmecken im Müsli, Salat, zu Rohkost oder "einfach so" ;-) und wurden daher umgehend neu bestellt!
from Werner Stohs at 08.11.2020
Die angebotenen Kürbiskerne sind geschmacklich sehr gut. Bis ich sie hier erstmalig bestellt habe, war mir ein Qualitätsunterschied gar nicht so bewusst. Seitdem bestelle ich die Kerne regelmäßig bei der Ölmühle Solling.
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