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What are Pepitas?

†Living outside of America, itís sometimes a challenge to figure out what you call certain ingredients for which we use different names. Could you tell me what pepitas are?

† A pepita is a Mexican preparation for pumpkin seeds. They can be hulled or not, roasted or not, and salted or not. They are often eaten as a snack, are sometimes ground to thicken green pipiŠn sauces, or can be sprinkled on dishes as a garnish. Pepitas are available in some supermarkets, health-food stores, and of course Mexican markets. How widely available they are in South Africa is an intriguing question — happy hunting!

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