Pumpkin seeds in the shell . . . and they're delicious? That's right. These gently roasted, harissa-spiced seeds are surprising in their perfection. Warm spices like chili and cumin combine with supporting flavors to make each seed a nugget of joy. You'll be popping a few from the bag into your happy mouth as soon as the last bite is swallowed. Watch out: there is a serious risk of jaw fatigue when you realize they're just too good to ignore.
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!
Here, the warm Harissa flavors dominate, from cumin and chile and garlic, to a tiny bit of coconut sugar for sweet balance, even the earthiness of shiitake mushroom joins the recipe with sea salt to finish.
This snack bag might look petite in your hand, but it grows in stature with every bite. Seriously, these seeds are both good eating and a good workout for your jaw. It's like going for a mountain hike: yeah, that hill is a killer but boy are the view amazing on top, and your smile when it is all over is priceless.
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 chili, garlic and cumin, and roast them in small batches to create a delicious, healthy treat."
"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."
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.
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