Lady Godiva organic pumpkin seeds are hull-less for roasting and eating as “pepitas.” The bowling ball sized fruits are striped with highly stringy flesh that isn’t good for eating. However, inside each pumpkin is up to one pound of seeds. The seeds have no hard coating, so they can be scooped, cleaned, and roasted right away. Lady Godiva is the industry standard for extracting pumpkin seed oil, for confectionery use. In fertile soil, each plant can produce a staggering 12 to 15 fruits. Pumpkin seeds are true superfoods, containing manganese, tryptophan, magnesium, phosphorus, copper, protein, zinc, and iron. They are thought to promote prostate health, protect bones, act as an anti-inflammatory, and lower cholesterol.
Cucurbita pepo. Matures in 100-110 days. (open pollinated seeds)