Pepitos refers to pumpkin seeds which are also called macobi seeds in Belize. These seeds are supposed to help keep a person's mind off a failed romance or absent lover.

The Pepitos or locally known as "Macoby seeds” in Belize is a street treat that has long been a favorite. The shelled pumpkin seeds are often labeled pepitas, which means "little seeds” in Spanish. The pumpkin seeds are easy to make, fast and a tasty substitute for nuts. These roasted seeds
are packed with protein, fiber, iron, copper, magnesium, manganese, and phosphorous, as well as the amino acids. They also contain some calcium, potassium, zinc, selenium, folate, and niacin. This popular delicacy sold in the shell, shelled, roasted, and raw. They can be found in stores and local street stalls sold in bags in all over Belize. The salty pepitos can be eaten whole without shelling, as long as the outer shell is crunchy. The crunchier the outer shell, the better the taste.

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