RockIt Snacks makes nutrient rich foods in first to market formats for everyone to ROCKIT!
About RockIt Snacks
“I am a chef by trade with over 20 years in the food industry. With RockIt Snacks I wanted to create a highly nutritious plant-based seed snack that had all the flavor and snackability that delicious crunchy chips have but without all the bad that can come with those kinds of foods. Following various Paleo, W30 and Keto lifestyles one thing I always found lacking was something to crunch on. Seeds and nuts are widely known for their health benefits but fall short on innovation specific to the format they are offered in. With RockIt Snacks I landed on pumpkin seeds because of the many superfood attributes they naturally have. Pumpkin seeds have never been highlighted as the main attraction in a crunchy snack format, so RockIt Snacks Crunchy Coated Pumpkin Seeds were born.”
– Mark Spedale, Founder
Why Pumpkin Seeds Are the Hero and at the center.
Humans have known the importance of pumpkin and the seed for over 8 thousand years
Pumpkin can be found in six continents around the world – but its true home is Mexico. Calabaza is a pre-Hispanic crop that dates back more than 8,750 years. The ancient Aztecs enjoyed pumpkin seeds as a quick but satiating snack and the meat was roasted/dried into strips to eat. There is evidence that native American tribes used the seeds for medicinal purposes and the sap of the fruit to treat burns.
Pumpkin seeds are a complete, plant-based protein containing all 9 of the essential amino acids which serve as the building blocks of protein and are vital for muscle regeneration and the development of lean body tissue. The vegetable protein rich seeds are a good source of healthy fats, dietary fiber, iron and antioxidants as well a wide variety of other vitamins, minerals and nutrients – Omega 3, Zinc, Copper, Phosphorus, Manganese, Magnesium, B Vitamins, Tocopherols, heart-healthy Plant Sterols, the “feel good” amino acid Tryptophan. The mighty pumpkin seed deserves to be recognized!