Package of pepitas says they are rich in zinc and magnesium

A package of roasted  pumpkin seed kernels (pepitas) declares that pepitas are rich in zinc and an excellent source of magnesium.


"Rich in" and "excellent source" mean the same thing -- that one FDA-defined serving contains at least 20% of the Daily Value for that nutrient. One ounce is the serving size for seeds and nuts, and pepitas do indeed contain enough of both minerals to qualify as an excellent source. However, any time such a "nutrient content claim" is made, the amount of that nutrient MUST show in the Nutrition Facts panel in order to substantiate the claim. This product does not show either mineral on the nutrition panel. 

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