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on 22 October 2014
I've bought pumpkin seeds from a few different sources before and these are OK. Buying a kilo is good value for money, and from the date of purchase the best before date was 7 months away so you have plenty of time to consume them. I would say that somewhere around 1% of the pumpkin seeds were spoiled or rotten and basically inedible. This isn't too bad, but you can buy pumpkin seeds where there are virtually no rotten ones. The nutritional information on the bag was ever so slightly different than in the Amazon listing. If you're interested, according to the label on the bag per 100g these seeds contain 2360kJ/557kcal energy, 24.4g protein, 15.2g carbohydrate (of which sugars 1.1g), 46.6g fat (of which saturates 8.7g), 5.3g fibre and 0.05g salt. The country of origin is China.
If you're reading this you probably already know exactly what pumpkin seeds are and their benefits and uses, but if not they are an excellent source of zinc, magnesium, iron and protein, among other things. There is a bit of oil in pumpkin seeds but overall they are quite dry, crunchy and taste nutty almost. You can have them whole with cereal or porridge or you can easily grind them up and slip them into all sorts of food and drinks, even casseroles and pasta sauces so that you get the benefits without noticing the taste and texture. I personally think that pumpkin seeds taste better toasted than raw, and it's also perfectly possible to use them as a topping if you are baking a cake.