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5 Lb Bulk Case Raw Seeds: Pumpkin

Brand Libre Naturals
SKU B022-5
Weight 80.00 oz
Our price: US$44.95
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If you've ever tried, you know that it's almost impossible to find safe raw pumpkin seeds that haven't been cross contaminated with other allergens.  We thought you should be able to enjoy these little nutrition packed organically grown gems for use in any recipe whether you need gluten free or nut free seeds.  To keep raw pumpkin seeds fresh, it is best to keep these in the freezer until just before you're ready to use them.

*Raw, shelled pumpkin seeds. *certified organic

Shelled Raw Pumpkin Seeds

Nutrition Facts

Approx. 1/3 cup (30 g). Servings per container: About 76
Amount per Serving  
Calories 170 Calories from Fat 130
%Daily Value*
Fat 15g 23%
 Saturated 2.5g 13%
 Trans 0g  
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Carbohydrate 3g 1%
 Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
 Sugars 0g  
Protein 9g  
Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0% Iron 15%

*Percent daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

  Calories 2,000 2,500
Total Fat Less than 65g 80g
  Sat Fat Less than 20g 25gm
Cholesterol Less than 300mg 300mg
Sodium Less than 2,400 mg 2.400 mg
Total Carbohydrate 300g 375g
  Dietary fiber 25g 30g
Calories per gram:
Fat 9 Carbohydrate 4 Protein 4

 

Libre Naturals Inc. was created by the parents of a food allergic child.  As such, we strive to be clear about the ingredients and protocols we use.

We want you to feel comfortable about choosing any Libre Naturals product.  If you have any questions about our lines or allergens, please feel free to contact us toll free at 1-866-714-5411 or by email

FOOD ALLERGEN AND GLUTEN PROTOCOLS

While no reputable manufacturer can 100% guarantee a level of zero risk, we have created strict allergen protocols to offer you products you can trust:

  • All ingredient suppliers must provide written declarations about what the top 14 allergens/gluten are in their products and facilities as well as their protocols including product handling and staff training
  • We conduct multiple food allergen/gluten tests on all incoming raw ingredients plus random finished product testing using verified scientific procedures
  • We have strict shipping and receiving policies including tracing and tracking all ingredients
  • Staff training and contracts ensure that everyone from the office to shipping understands the severity of food allergies.  In fact, the entire Libre Naturals facility, including our lunch room, is peanut and tree nut free.
  • All products are manufactured and/or packaged in our own dedicated facility
  • The Libre Naturals facility is 3rd party certified SQF Level 2 under the Global Food Safety Intitiative (GFSI) standard which includes audited allergen control and training programs

 

THE TOP ELEVEN FOOD ALLERGENS and GLUTEN DECLARATIONS

No dairyNo ingredients containing dairy are used in the Libre Naturals facility. This includes all derivatives such as casein or whey. Cocoa butter is not dairy but is the fat of the cocoa bean.

 

No eggNo ingredients containing egg are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No fishNo ingredients containing fish are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No glutenNo ingredients containing gluten are used in the Libre Naturals facility.  All of our products are certified Gluten Free by the Gluten Free Certification Organization (GFCO) which has a standard of 10 parts per million (ppm), more stringent than the national standard of 20 ppm.

 

No mustardNo ingredients containing mustard are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No peanutsNo ingredients containing peanut are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No sesameNo ingredients containing sesame are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No shellfishNo ingredients containing shellfish (including crustaceans) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No soy or derivativesNo ingredients containing soy or its derivatives (i.e. soy lecithin) are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No sulfitesNo ingredients containing sulfite preservatives are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No tree nutsNo ingredients containing tree nuts i.e. almonds, cashews, pecans)are used in the Libre Naturals facility.  Canada, where our manufacturing facility is located, does not list coconut as a tree nut but the USA does. In any case, we treat coconut as a tree nut declaration with all of our suppliers.

 

No wheatNo ingredients containing wheat are used in the Libre Naturals facility.

 

 

No latexNo latex gloves are used on any Libre Naturals production line. We use only medical grade, powder-free nitrile gloves.

 

FLAVORS

All Libre Naturals granolas have flavors added to them that are indicated on the ingredient list as "natural flavor".  Please note that we do not add any additional flavors that are not already indicated in the name of the product. The kinds of flavors used are as follows:

Vanilla Cinnamon Granola: Vanilla

Vanilla Caramel Granola: Vanilla

Blueberry Maple Granola: Maple

Additionally, we closely adhere to all food allergen labeling regulations and would declare any of the top 11 allergens or gluten as an allergen warning if the flavors were to contain a top food allergen or gluten.

CROSS CONTAMINATION

The Libre Naturals facility is organized into two separate lines that are not separated by walls.  Manufacturing schedules are set up to minimize cross contamination between different products and/or varieties but it may not be completely avoided.  If you would like to review what ingredients we use in our facility, please check out our Ingredients page.

This declaration is accurate as of its last update on February 2, 2017, but may change without further notice. Please read ingredient labels and online declarations every time you purchase.

Once you've determined that our product is safe for your special dietary needs, you can take pleasure in great taste and health benefits. Here are some health reasons why you'll want to add raw pumpkin seeds to your diet:

  • A 30 g/1/3 cup serving of raw pumpkin seeds makes a good vegetarian substitute for protein because it is slightly greater than that of a large egg or 1 oz (28 g) of meat
  • While high in fat, pumpkin seeds are high in monosaturated fats, not saturated, making them a good part of a heart healthy diet
  • Pumpkin kernels are an also excellent source of B-complex group of vitamins such as thiamin, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates.
  • Iron is an essential mineral and 1 serving of pumpkin seeds is a high source with 20% of your daily value
  • Zinc is an essential element in bone formation. Pumpkin seeds provide 17 percent of the daily value for zinc in 1/4 cup
  • Manganese helps the body develop resistance against disease; pumpkin seeds are very rich in manganese with 1 serving providing about 198% of the daily-recommended intake
  • Phytosterols are plant chemicals that have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels and improve heart health. In a study in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, pumpkin (along with pistachios and sunflower seeds) contained the highest levels of phytosterols among seeds and nuts commonly eaten as snack foods in the United States
  • Vitamin E is an antioxidant that acts as a nerve protector, enhances your immune system and reduces the effects of sun damage and wrinkles. Pumpkin seeds are a very good whole food source of vitamin E, providing 67% of the Daily Value in a 1 ounce serving
  • And, of course, when you purchase organic, you are reducing the pesticide load both on your body and the earth
  • Raw pumpkin seeds are very prone to rancidity and are best kept sealed and refrigerated between uses
  • Once opened, eat within 2 weeks of opening.
  • This item can be frozen under normal conditions and sealed in its packaging for up to 6 months past the date of expiration
  • Alternatively, raw pumpkin seeds can be repackaged in freezer safe bags/containers for freezing rather than keeping in the original packaging
  • Once re-opened and refrigerated, seeds are best if eaten within 2 weeks as per above

Suggested Serving Options

  • On their own by the handful
  • Added to your morning oatmeal
  • Added to salads
  • Added to your favourite cookie recipe by replacing cup for cup the fruit/chocolate indicated in the recipe or in addition to your favourite fruit and chocolate

Do you like roasted pumpkin seeds?  Give this recipe a try:  http://www.ehow.com/how_8139110_roast-shelled-raw-pumpkin-seeds.html

Standard Ground (5-12 business days)

Orders are shipped from our manufacturing facility in Duncan, BC, CANADA. Weekends and holidays are not included in business days. The total delivery time includes the time it takes to process your order plus actual shipping time through Canada, US Customs and FDA clearance and then shipping time in the USA.

Fedex International Air (2-3 business days)

Orders are shipped from our manufacturing facility in Duncan, BC, CANADA and the charge quoted is what Fedex charges by weight for International Air to the USA from our location. We do not add any additional charges.

Weekends and holidays are not included in business days.  The total delivery time includes the time it takes to process your order plus actual shipping time in the USA which may take more or less time dependent upon whether you are in a major urban area.  Please note that depending on the time of day you place your order, the shipment may not go out until the following business day due to Fedex cut-off times.

We have limited the air shipment value so that US Customs and FDA clearance fees are not applied as American consumers are allowed to bring in orders up to $800 with no additional clearance fees.   If you must air ship an order valued at over $800, please call us and we will charge you the $40 US Customs and FDA clearance costs that we are charged.  This shipping option is not covered by any free shipping offers or coupons at any time.

 

Delivery Times

All deliveries by Fedex take place during regular business hours from Monday through Saturday for home delivery.  If you are not home and the driver feels it is unsafe to leave a package, a notice will be left with further instructions for redelivery or a pickup location.  To avoid this, we suggest you ship to an address where someone is available to receive the delivery during business hours, such as your workplace.  Any shipments going to a workplace will be delivered during regular business hours, Monday through Friday.

If you order from the Libre Naturals online store over the weekend, on a Canadian holiday or after 10 am on a business day, your order will not be processed until the next business day under normal business volume conditions.

Please note that, with the exception of APO addresses, Fedex cannot deliver to PO boxes.  Please use only your street address.

Shipping Costs
ORDER AMOUNT STANDARD GROUND FEDEX INTERNATIONAL AIR
  $0-$98.99   $9.99   Fedex Quote
  $99.00+   FREE   Fedex Quote

 

US Customs and FDA

Your order will pass through both US Customs and FDA clearance and we cover this cost at no additional charge to you.  If, for any reason, you receive a bill for these services, please let us know within 24 hours toll free at 1-866-714-5411.

Please note that US Customs/FDA may choose at any time to detain a package and may require further information from the US recipient before releasing the package, regardless of the method of transport or value of the package. Although extremely rare in our many years of experience, any delays and/or demanded information are due to US Customs/FDA and are completely beyond our control.

 

Order Cancellation and Changes

If you need to make a change prior to shipment, please contact us toll free at 1.866.714.5411 and quote your order number. Order cancellations or changes to your order may not occur once an order has been shipped.

Change of Shipping Address

If you require the shipment address to be changed once an order has been shipped, you will be charged a redirection fee. This fee is what Fedex charges us and ranges from $15 to $50 depending on your location and is payable by credit card when the change is requested. Please ensure that you type in the correct shipping address upon checkout.

If the change of shipping is required due to our mistake, you will have your order redirected to you at no charge.

Return Policy

For the safety of all Libre Naturals’ customers we do not return food items, regardless of their condition, therefore all sales at Libre Naturals are final.

Ingredients, nutrition and allergens for all Libre Naturals’ products are posted on each product's page, and it is a customer's responsibility to read and understand them, contact us to ask questions if necessary, and to select only those items that are safe for their specific diet.

Tracking Your Order

When your order is shipped from our Duncan, BC, Canada warehouse via standard ground service, the Fedex shipping system will send you an email to confirm your shipment - this email will include a tracking number and link to enable you to track your package. Please note that your tracking information will show no movement until after it passes first through Canada and then US Customs and FDA clearance so it will appear that your order has not left our warehouse.

Once your package is cleared at the border in Blaine, Washington, Fedex will scan your bar code there and you will begin to see your shipment track in the USA. This is also why, when you receive your package, you'll see our shipping address as Blaine, WA, even though it actually shipped from Canada.

Chocolate Shipment Policy

When shipping chocolate items, there is a risk of product damage during warm weather or when shipping to warmer climates.  If you choose to ship any products that have chocolate in them, you assume the risk of this possibility when you place an order for those items with Libre Naturals Inc.

If granola bars do get overheated, the granola bars and chocolate should resume their shape if left to return to room temperature without being handled.  The heat will not  affect the taste or quality of the bars although long term shelf life may be compromised.

Any chocolate that has been heated and then cooled may get "bloom", a gray surface on the chocolate.  Bloom is not harmful and does not change the quality of the chocolate; it's simply the cocoa fat coming to the surface of the chocolate.

Damaged Shipment

With the exception of melted chocolate, if any package arrives obviously damaged, refuse the package and contact us via the directions below.  If you receive a package and don't realize there is damage until you open it or it was left damaged on your doorstep, we require pictures and a description of the type and number of damaged items.  This is necessary for us to make the damage claim with Fedex as Libre Naturals is their customer since we are the shipper.

Please notify us of your damaged shipment claim and all photo documentation within 24 hours of the receipt of shipment with our customer care team at 1-866-714-5411 or at info@librenaturals.com.

We will then begin the claims process with Fedex and advise you on how we'll replace your damaged products and what to do with your damaged order.

Missing Shipment

Please allow the full shipping time indicated above to elapse before contacting us about a missing shipment unless you see by your tracking link that Fedex has indicated a problem.  We can then work with Fedex to track down your shipment.

If you have given permission for the driver to leave the shipment when you were not home, Libre Naturals is not responsible for the missing shipment.  We strongly suggest that you provide a shipping address where you know someone will be present during the day.  Many people choose to ship to their work address for this reason.

Special Delivery Instructions

Unfortunately, Fedex does not accept special delivery instructions.
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