A pumpkin seed, also known as a pepita (from the Mexican Spanish: pepita de calabaza, “Little seed of Spanish “), is the edible seed of a pumpkin or certain other cultivar of squash. The seeds are typically rather flat and asymmetrically oval, and light green in color and may have a white outer hull. Some cultivars are hales, and are grown only for their seed. The seeds are nutrient-rich, with especially high content of protein, dietary fiber and numerous micronutrients. The word can refer either to the hulled kernel or unhulled whole seed, and most commonly refers to the rousted hulled product.