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Umami Organic Pumpkin Seeds, by CB's - 2 oz

Don't worry, the shell of these flavorful pumpkin seeds is meant to be eaten, just take care of that jaw! And eaten they will be, with a spice dusting that is as surprising as it is tasty. CB's Umami Pumpkin Seeds are flecked with organic seaweed, shiitake mushrooms, and just enough salt to get your snack motor running. Don't forget to share, even if your inner 7 year old comes out, wanting to label everything in sight so no one gets near. Sharing makes everyone happy, just like these seeds. 

For the true, true stories behind this incredible foodstuff, read on.

I do love pumpkin seeds, that richness and deep green color. So delicious, so snackable. But it's rare to see them in the shell, all pale and unassuming. Let CB's introduce you to something wonderfully novel and so tasty that one bag will inspire a snacking frenzy: roasted spiced whole pumpkin seeds. Yes, you eat the whole thing—shell and all! 

My favorite flavor is this unassuming flavor combo of seaweed and mushroom. Weird, right? If the package said "seaweed and mushroom" I bet folks would run the other way. But the trick here is that those two things contain so much savory flavor they can't not be delicious. That savoriness is called Umami and it is what makes steak delicious, bacon addictive, and mushrooms meaty. 

And here you have this portable little bag with everything you need to cure that afternoon craving: salty, savory goodness. Share with your closest friend and see how quickly they are ready to buy the next bag. These seeds are that good, even if the bag seems small when you get started. There is a mountain of flavor and hearty chewing to be done, so get cracking.  

What makes CB's Pumpkin Seeds so amazing:

CB's Nuts Organic Heirloom Styrian Pumpkin Seeds from CBs Nuts on Vimeo.

There's a few reasons why these seeds are nothing like anything else out there: sourcing and spicing. By getting pumpkin seeds from local farmers in the Pacific Northwest, ensuring they are grown well, organic, and sustainable, CB's can bring that goodness to you. Then, the spices added to each batch are the right balance between letting the flavor of the seed come through while still adding some intrigue and addictiveness.

Here's what CB's says about this perfectly balanced recipe for delicious snacking, "Like the rest of our nuts, these USDA Organic and USA Grown pumpkin seeds come to us in a raw form, we flavor them with a coating of tamari, shiitake and dulce (sea lettuce), and roast them in small batches to create a delicious, healthy treat."

About CB's in their own words

"In the beginning there was just a man who loved peanuts, baseball and beer — but not necessarily in that order." 

That's how the story of CB's gets started by a guy named Clark Boden who discovered the glories of fresh roasted peanuts at a baseball game on the east coast, and decided to take them back to Seattle. A refurbished roaster, and then more, and then expansion into nut butters and seeds, farmer's markets, and hustle galore and here we are with these delicious pumpkin seeds right in front of you. 

CB's is proud of their sourcing, getting seeds from the Pacific Northwest instead of overseas. Here's the story on those seeds, "We source our “classic” pumpkin seeds from Stahlbush Island Farms in Corvallis, Oregon; they are a leader in sustainable and organic farming in the Northwest. By implementing innovative farming techniques and a first of its kind Biogas Plant, Stahlbush Island Farms has created a closed loop cycle that produces electricity from fruit and vegetable byproduct, enough to power its own processing plant as well as provide energy to power over 1,000 homes. CB’s Organic Pumpkin Seeds are delicious, healthy, and responsible—an unbeatable combination."

Here’s a little more about Pumpkin Seeds, and why they're a perfect food:

Pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin seeds are a powerful superfood that everybody should be eating, probably every day. They’ve been used medicinally for thousands of years, and their health benefits are off the charts. They’re loaded with magnesium, calcium, potassium, iron, zinc, vitamin K, omega-3 fatty acids, antioxidants, and key amino acids like tryptophan and glutamate. 

Vitamin E is an important antioxidant that is not just present in pumpkin seeds but present in at least 5 forms, which research suggests could make the pumpkin seed unique in its ability to deliver higher bioavailability of vitamin E. Pumpkin seeds also contain combinations of other phenolic and phytonutrient antioxidants that are not often found in food.

Pumpkin seeds may also help to:

  1. Combat the growth and spread of prostate cancer
  2. Reduce hot flashes, headaches, and joint pain and improve mood swings in postmenopausal women
  3. Improve HDL (good) cholesterol levels
  4. Reduce blood pressure
  5. Reduce LDL (bad) cholesterol
  6. Manage insulin levels and diabetes risk
  7. Reduce social anxiety and depression
  8. Increase sex drive
  9. Reduce inflammation that causes arthritis.
  10. Relieve pain after strenuous exercises or during menstrual periods
  11. Promote faster recovery after strenuous exercise
  12. Prevent osteoporosis 

    Categories: Nuts and Seeds Snacks & Minimeals Whole30

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