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Pepitas is Spanish for pumpkin seed that has been eaten in Mexico since ancient Aztec times. They were eaten raw and used as an ingredient in sauces. Pepitas are a favorite snack that has also become increasingly popular in modern cuisine due to their versatile nature; they can either serve as a nutritious snack on their own or mixed into recipes like Mexican chilaquiles to add crunchy texture!

Origin: Mexico

Flavor profile: sweet and nutty

Used in: a substitute for nuts in bread, cookies, muffins, used in mole sauce, used as a garnish

Health benefits: high in vitamins and minerals, like iron, zinc, manganese, phosphorous, and magnesium.