Pepitas, a Love Story

WHY WE 💚 PEPITAS (aka Pumpkin Seeds)


We LOVE these powerful green seeds so much we put Organic Pepitas in everything we make!

TINY BUT MIGHTY: Often referred to as a nutritional powerhouse, pepitas, contain a wide variety of nutrients ranging from magnesium (37% RDI*)  and manganese (42% RDI*) to copper (19% RDI), protein and zinc (14% RDI* ) . They also contain plant compounds known as phytosterols and free-radical scavenging antioxidants, and are loaded with essential fatty acids, omega-3 and omega-6. And if that wasn’t enough they can also help you have good vibes and maybe even catch a few more winks.   *based on a 1 ounce serving, RDI = Recommended Daily Intake

GOOD VIBES: Pepitas are dietary source of tryptophan (yes like turkey) which the body uses to make a chemical called 5-hydroxytryptophan aka 5-HTP. Once converted to 5-HTP, it is converted to another chemical called Serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that helps relay signals between brain cells. Since serotonin helps regulate mood and behavior, research has shown 5-HTP may have a positive effect on sleep, mood, anxiety, appetite, and pain sensation.

PEPITAS BY THE NUMBERS: There are approximately 150 calories in an ounce (28 grams) of pepitas, mainly from fat and protein.

In addition, a 1-oz (28-gram) serving contains 

  • Fiber: 1.7 grams.

  • Carbs: 5 grams.

  • Protein: 7 grams.

  • Fat: 13 grams

  • Vitamin K: 18% of the RDI.

  • Phosphorous: 33% of the RDI.

  • Manganese: 42% of the RDI.

  • Magnesium: 37% of the RDI.

  • Iron: 23% of the RDI.

  • Zinc: 14% of the RDI.

  • Copper: 19% of the RDI.

They also contain lots of antioxidants and a considerable amount of polyunsaturated fatty acids, potassium, vitamin B2 (riboflavin) and folate.

 ONE MORE THING: Did you know Pepitas come from a specific type of pumpkins known as “oilseed“ or Styrian pumpkins? While part of the same squash family “oilseed” pumpkins are a distinct variety from the cultivar most commonly used for carving jack-o-lanterns, with the most notable difference being there hull-less (naked) green seed. 

Renegade HOLIDAY Craft Fair Chicago Dec 2nd + 3rd



We’re SO excited to kickoff the Holidays at Renegade Craft Fair right around the corner December 2nd + 3rd!  This festive event is 15 years in the running and features over 250 makers + more! 

Explore a curated selection of modern design, including jewelry and accessories, art, apparel, ceramics, illustration, stationery, home decor, cookware, apothecary, and more.

Featuring US + local food trucks, seating by Beehive Chicago, livestreamed DJ sets with Lumpen RadioReckless Records, and CHIRP Radio 107.1FM, workshops with Welltended and Rebuilding Exchange, photo ops by Magnolia Photo Booth Co. and Blkk Hand, live portraits by Doodlebooth, tarot readings, a very special installation with Chris Uphues and all-around good times at a truly one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience.

As always, Renegade is free to attend! All are welcome ✨



December 2 + 3, 2017
11 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Bridgeport Art Center
1200 West 35th St.
Chicago, IL, 60609
Limited onsite parking is available, along with street parking in the immediate area, but is not guaranteed
Carpooling, ride services, biking, or taking public transportation to the Fair  is encouraged.

Enjoy our free trolley to the Fair! Pick-up services from Ashland Ave. Orange Line Stop begins at 10:30am. Last pick-up from Bridgeport Art Center at 6:30pm.


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