Pumpkin seeds

History

Ancestor of pumpkins are from Central America, the culture of this plant spread quickly in North and South America. Pumpkin seeds are eaten by Native Americans for 1000 years. Since New World has been discovered, pumpkin cultivation spread in Europe.

 

Production and countries of origin

China is the main country producer of pumpkin seeds. But there are also many eastern countries of Europe as Hungary.

 

Harvest

The harvesting period is from September to December.

 

Grades

Shapes:

Seeds can be salted, roasted, natural and blanch.

 

Colour:

Grade A: dark green

Grade B: light green or yellow