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Are pepitas pumpkin seeds?

asked by a Whole Foods Market Customer almost 4 years ago
3 answers 648 views
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added almost 4 years ago

yes

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added almost 4 years ago

i think for some people and in some circles they are interchangeable, but i have also heard people and recipes specify, saying that a "pumpkin seed" is the entire seed, including the outer, crunchy, kind of milky-white husk thing, and that a "pepita" is the smaller, more tender, kind of darkish green inner seed. i hope that makes some kind of sense!

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added almost 4 years ago

Usually, pepita refers to the inner kernel.