February 28, 2020

Naturally Nutty Pepita Sun Seed Butter

By Lynda Wheatley | Jan. 12, 2019

If you’re into superfoods, you know already about the small but mighty pepita seed — the wee powerhouse hidden inside pumpkin seed shells whose Spanish name translates to “little seed of squash.” But did you know you can actually get their brain- and bod-fueling benefits (think: a hefty dose of iron, zinc, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, copper, and more!) in a simple effortless schmear? Yup. Williamsburg’s Natural Nutty, maker of multitudes of handcrafted small-batch organic nut butters, also offers seed butters. We tried the Pepita Sun seed butter, which goes even mightier with a blend of sunflower, ground flax, hemp and chia seeds, and is made ever-more-tasty by a light touch of cane sugar, vanilla bean, allspice, cinnamon, and sea salt. It was not only delicious to us adults on staff but also passed the ultra-picky tastebuds of a staffer’s two-year-old, pre-nap. If that isn’t an endorsement, we don’t know what is. 8 oz. and 12 oz. jars and 5 pound tubs available. $7, $8.85, or $43, respectively, at www.naturallynutty.com. Also available from local grocers and www.amazon.com.


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