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.
The harvesting period is from September to December.
Seeds can be salted, roasted, natural and blanch.
Grade A: dark green
Grade B: light green or yellow