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Pepita (from Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “little seed of squash”) is a Spanish culinary term for the pumpkin seed, the edible seed of a pumpkin or other cultivar of squash (genus Cucurbita). The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color inside a whitehull. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the roasted end product. The pressed oil of the roasted seeds of a specific pumpkin variety is also used in Central and Eastern European cuisine (see Pumpkin seed oil).
According to the USDA, one gram of roasted pepita contain 5.69 mg L-tryptophan and one gram of pepita protein contains 17.2 mg of L-tryptophan. One cup of milk contains 183 mg. This high tryptophan content makes pepita of interest to researchers studying the treatment of anxiety disorders. Some eat the seeds as preventative measure against onset of anxiety attacks, clinical depression and other mood disorders.
A 2011 Egyptian study found that in rats, pumpkin seed oil has anti-hypertensive and cardio-protective properties.
A 2009 double-blind, placebo-controlled Korean study found that in men suffering from benign prostatic hyperplasia (n=47), pumpkin seed oil is an effective treatment
 “Search the USDA National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference”. Nal.usda.gov. Retrieved 2011-05-25.
 This second number was obtained by dividing the quantity of L-Tryptophan published by the USDA in dried pumpkin seed by the total of the quantities of all the amino acids, and then multiplying by 1000 mg/g.
 Hudson, C; Hudson, S; MacKenzie, J (2007). “Protein-source tryptophan as an efficacious treatment for social anxiety disorder: A pilot study”. Canadian journal of physiology and pharmacology 85 (9): 928–32. doi:10.1139/Y07-082. PMID 18066139.
 El-Mosallamy, AE; Sleem, AA; Abdel-Salam, OM; Shaffie, N; Kenawy, SA (2011). “Antihypertensive and Cardioprotective Effects of Pumpkin Seed Oil”. Journal of medicinal food 15 (2): 111114095452002. doi:10.1089/jmf.2010.0299. PMID 22082068.