For MOMS, MOMS-TO-BE and BABIES 9 MONTHS+
Pumpkin Seeds aren’t generally a food most of us think about eating year round. Long thought of as an unfortunate by-product of carving your own pumpkins come Halloween, there were always those adventurous few who decided to take the risk and try roasting them for later consumption. However, as was generally the case in my family growing up, a few handfuls got eaten while the rest ended up in the trash shortly thereafter.
Fortunately, pepitas, as they are now commonly called, have really worked their way into the limelight the past several years, thanks to nutritionist sharing their plethora of good-for-you ingredients, making them a staple on many salad menus across the country. But, this is generally where their use has ended, although a few have ventured so far as to use them as soup toppers.
And that’s where SuperSeedz have stepped in. Taking your traditional pepitas and putting a tasty spin on them, these snacks are not only great on their own, but also with pretty much whatever you decide to put them on (depending on the flavor you choose).
THE PRODUCT: Originally founded by Kathie Pelliccio, a mother of 5, chef, and entrepreneur, the idea for SuperSeedz came about when she started making seasoned pumpkin seeds in a cast iron pan on her kitchen stove to add a healthy crunch to her salads. She then started experimenting with different flavors, adding them to yogurt and oatmeal. Friends and kids both loved them, as did everyone at local fairs and farmers markets where she began to sell them under the name Kathie’s Kitchen.
Then Kathie met Joe Pelliccio, a man as passionate about SuperSeedz as she was. Soon he became the Seed King/President of the company, and husband to Kathie. From there, SuperSeedz has grown into a national brand, selling from coast to coast.
Prepared in small batches, using a proprietary, artisanal, pan-roasting process that allows the seasonings to be baked into the seeds, these shell-less pumpkin seeds are lightly crunchy, never oil cooked, and never “spray flavored.” Plus, all of SuperSeedz products are verified non-GMO, and are also vegan, gluten-free and peanut-free.
Available in 9 delicious flavors, including Really Naked, Sea Salt, Cinnamon & Sugar, Maple Sugar & Sea Salt, Coco Joe, Tomato Italiano, Curious Curry, Somewhat Spicy and Super Spicy, you are sure to find a SuperSeedz flavor that everyone in your family can enjoy no matter what they are in the mood for.
NUTRITION-WISE: SuperSeedz are a great-tasting healthy snack, and thanks to their 9 flavors, go with just about anything you can imagine. Verified non-GMO, they are also gluten free, vegan and allergen-friendly (meaning they are also peanut-free, tree nut-free, mostly soy-free**, dairy-free, shellfish-free, fish-free and egg-free. **Only Curious Curry contains soy in the form of a Non-GMO soy sauce).
In addition, SuperSeedz are a good source of plant-based protein, with up to 9 grams per ounce (for some of the flavors). In fact, pumpkin seeds traditionally offer more plant-based protein than other nut sources, including peanuts, pistachios, almonds and chia seeds! They’re also a good source of Iron, Zinc, Magnesium and Manganese. Plus, they are low in net carbs and contain 0 cholesterol and 0 trans fats, and are considered one of nature’s most alkaline foods.
Coming in at around 160-170 calories, 110-130 of which comes from healthy fats, depending on the flavor, there is also 2 grams of fiber, 7-9 grams of protein, and 0-3 grams of sugar per serving.
*SuperSeedz are the perfect snack for both kids and adult alike. Lightly seasoned and full of nutrients, these seeds are just the right amount of crunchy that even young children, who don’t yet have all of their teeth, should be able to eat without having any issues.
FINAL THOUGHTS: As an [almost] vegan, I learned about pumpkin seeds many years ago as a great food to supplement my daily protein needs. However, I will admit that while eating them on salads and soups was fine, I never truly craved them enough that I would just go and eat them straight out of the bag. That is until I discovered SuperSeedz.
With 9 delicious flavors that will not only satisfy your cravings for protein, but also those for sweet, spicy, and/or salty, depending on which flavor you choose, SuperSeedz are great to help fuel you throughout your day. Plus, SuperSeedz are easy to pack in your bag for on-the-go snacking, and are full of tons of other good-for-you nutrients as well, making them both a delicious and nutritious choice.
High in protein, low in sugar, and containing fiber, iron, zinc, magnesium, phosphorous, and manganese as well, these truly are “super seeds” that your whole family can enjoy!
Try any or all of SuperSeedz flavors today and see for yourself how delicious roasted, flavored pumpkin seeds can be!
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