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HEALTHYSTEPS1
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2/8/13 8:48 A

thanks! i get mine in bulk so that's a bit harder..... but good suggestion anyways :)



MISSRUTH
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2/8/13 3:03 A

One thing to note-- pumpkin seeds are also called pepitas. There are a ton of entries in the Nutrition Tracker for these. Usually what I do for things like pepitas or dry roasted (no salt) soybeans or raw sunflower seeds, is take a few minutes to look at various entries that are already in the Tracker and compare the nutrition information to the package I've got in my hand, looking for a match. Rather than adding a whole new entry to the Tracker. Then I'll add the appropriate match to my "favorites" so I don't have to look again.



SPKRAUSE
Posts: 543
2/7/13 1:33 P

Also: volume measurements with non-dense dry items like seeds and grains are inherently ... iffy. Or prone to a good amount of variation. You'll get more consistency with a weight measure in ounces or grams.

But as mentioned, the USDA or similar is good place to start. Their information gets incorporated into the SelfNutritionDate site, for example (nutritiondata.self.com/facts/nut-and-seed-
products/3066/2
) ... I enjoy the graphs/charts.



HEALTHYSTEPS1
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2/6/13 8:21 P

That's fabulous. Thanks.



DIETITIANBECKY
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2/6/13 7:38 P

I am going to send you to the USDA food database, which has several pumpkin seed options.
ndb.nal.usda.gov/

Click start and then enter Pumpkin Seeds in the search bar.

Hope this helps
Dietitian Becky



HEALTHYSTEPS1
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2/6/13 7:17 P

I'm finding really inconsistent information about pumpkin seeds. How many calories are there in 1 T of pumpkin seeds? (Not the roasted ones, but the ones you would buy in a bulk store next to, say, sunflower seeds.)



 
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