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Old 08-23-2011, 01:15 AM
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I feel dumb for asking this, but something isn't making sense to me.

I bought pumpkin seeds. The package reads "Pumpkin seeds, roasted, salted" and is local to NC so it's not a major brand that I can just google.

The seeds are greenish/blackish colored and very easy to chew, so I am assuming they are hulled, unshelled, even though it doesn't state this on the packaging.

I am eating these strictly for the magnesium, yet the Nutritional Facts don't list Mg %, of course, because that would be too easy.

My question is this: why would 1 cup of hulled seeds http://www.fitday.com/fitness/FoodVi...dds2-f43101100

contain much more magnesium than unhulled seeds http://www.fitday.com/fitness/FoodVi...=s-sr19-f12663

It appears that I do indeed have hulled seeds, and I'm having difficulty understanding how when something is taken away (the shell), the result is that there is more magnesium.

The only explanation I can think of is that there are more seeds in a cup when hulled, than there are in a cup with unhulled seeds, so because there are more seeds the Mg % would be higher for the hulled. This is assuming of course that there's no Mg in the hull of the pumpkin seed itself. Is this the deal?

Thanks in advance for your help!
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:22 AM
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Originally Posted by VitoVino View Post

The only explanation I can think of is that there are more seeds in a cup when hulled, than there are in a cup with unhulled seeds, so because there are more seeds the Mg % would be higher for the hulled. This is assuming of course that there's no Mg in the hull of the pumpkin seed itself. Is this the deal?

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You got it on the nose.
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Old 08-23-2011, 01:27 AM
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You got it on the nose.
Hooray! I'm especially happy because now the 10 ounce package that I bought will go a long way in meeting my RDA of Mg! (and the seeds are delicious too!)

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