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Found: Nut-Free Seeds! January 23, 2012

I eat pumpkin seeds literally once a year – the week following Halloween when I make them from the innards of my kids’ jack-o-lanterns – and that’s it.  Every other time of year, I look for sunflower or pumpkin seeds to snack on that are not contaminated by nuts and come up with bubkes.


Finally after searching for literally years, I stumbled upon Gerbs Pumpkin, Sunflower and Flax Seeds which are processed in a dedicated nut-free facility (everything but their milk and dark chocolate products).  They come in a bunch of different flavors.  So far, I’ve tried the toasted onion and garlic flavor which is excellent and I’m looking forward to finding the sunflower seeds.


Wondering if anyone has any good nut-free recipes for pumpkin or sunflower seeds for us to try…..  ????


Gerbs Pumpkin Seeds



3 Responses to “Found: Nut-Free Seeds!”

  1. Melinda Says:

    We’ve purchased Dakota Gourmet sunflower and pumpkin seeds (both are nut free) in the past. I was very happy with the sunflower seeds, but unhappy to discover that the pumpkin seeds were a product of China. So we will definitely be looking for Gerbs pumpkin seeds! Thanks for sharing!

  2. Stephanie Says:

    This is great news, but wondering if anyone else avoids sunflower because of potential cross-reactivity with a peanut allergy (as opposed to fears of cross-contamination). I know sunflower (and other seeds) are a totally different family than peanuts, but our allergist focused on the cross-reactivity aspect. P.S. Just found your blog a few weeks ago and I love it! Keep up the good work!

  3. […] already tried the Toasted Onion and Garlic variety (see Found: Nut-Free Seeds).  And, now we can’t stop eating the Touch of Sea Salt.  Gerbs are addictively delicious! […]

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