Pepitas Nutrition Facts

Calories, fat, protein, and carbohydrate values for Pepitas.


There are 677 calories in Pepitas.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size:


cup (118 grams)

Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat 521
Calories 677

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 58 grams

Saturated Fat 10 grams

Trans Fat 0.1 grams
Polyunsaturated Fat 23 grams
Monounsaturated Fat 19 grams

Cholesterol 0 milligrams

Sodium 21 milligrams

Potassium 930 milligrams

Total Carbohydrates 17 grams

Dietary Fiber 7.7 grams

Sugars 1.5 grams
Protein 35 grams

Vitamin A


Vitamin C





Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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How long would it take to burn off 680 KCal?
Walking (3mph) 182 minutes
Running (6mph) 65 minutes
Bicycling (10mph) 94 minutes
Values estimated based on person weighing 140 lbs.

What is the difference between pumpkin seeds and pepitas?

What’s the difference between pumpkin seeds and pepitas? Pepitas are a type of pumpkin seed, but you won’t find them hiding in just any pumpkin. They are not, as many people think, the inside part of every pumpkin seed. Instead, pepitas actually grow shell-free only in Styrian or oil seed pumpkins.

Which is healthier pepitas or pumpkin seeds?

While both pumpkin seeds and pepitas are nutrient-dense, you may want to think twice before passing on the ones with shells for the smoother pepitas. Also according to Healthline, a serving of whole pumpkin seeds with the shells on contains 5 grams of fiber, which is double what you get with pepitas.

What are pepitas called in English?

pumpkin seed

A pumpkin seed, also known in North America as a pepita (from the Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”), is the edible seed of a pumpkin or certain other cultivars of squash.

Can I substitute pumpkin seeds for pepitas?

You can certainly substitute one for the other, but there is a rule: you can always substitute pepitas for pumpkin seeds, but it’s best to only substitute pumpkin seeds for recipes that call for pepitas as a garnish.

Are pepitas sunflower seeds?

Pepitas are pumpkin seeds. Fresh from the pumpkin, each green seed is encased in a beige, slightly tough but edible hull. With their hull stripped away, the seeds are dark green, slightly larger than sunflower seeds, and have a deep, nutty flavor. Recipes calling for pepitas are often referring to the hulled seeds.

Are pepitas good for weight loss?

Pumpkin seeds are rich in nutrients known to support weight loss, such as fiber, protein, and unsaturated fatty acids.

What is the difference between sunflower seeds and pepitas?

Classification. Pumpkin seeds, also known as pepita, are the edible seeds of certain cultivars of pumpkins and a few other varieties of squash. On the other hand, sunflower seeds are, oddly enough, not true seeds, but actually the fruits of sunflower.

Do pepitas cause gas?

Pumpkin seeds are high in fiber, so eating large amounts may cause gas or bloating. Eating large amounts of pumpkin seeds at once may cause constipation.