We offer high quality Pumpkin
seed oil, cold pressed.
Oil pressed from exceptional quality Austrian pumpkin seeds
Packing: glass bottles - 250 ml, 500 ml, PET - 1 l, 3 l, 5 l,
Bag-in-box- 3 liters
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Pumpkin seeds contain 30-50% oil composed mainly of fatty acids
including palmitic, stearic, oleic and linoleic acids (these four
fatty acids make up 98% of the total amount of fatty acids);
tocopherols including beta-, gamma- and delta-tocopherol; and
carotenoids including lutein and beta-carotene. Pumpkin seed oil
also contains chlorophyll. The oil contains an appreciable amount
of unsaturated fatty acids (78.0%) and was found to be a rich
source of linoleic acid (47.0%). Variation in nutrient content
exists between different cultivars and varieties of pumpkin.
Pumpkin seed oil can be used as a healthy culinary oil or can be
taken as a source of essential fatty acids with a dosage of 1-2
tablespoons per day.
It appears that the biggest skin benefits of pumpkin seed oil are
that it possesses very high levels of the natural antioxidants and
polyunsaturated fatty acids. Pumpkin seed oil is especially high in
the gamma-tocopherol form of Vitamin E, which is a powerful
Antioxidants protect cell structure and health by neutralizing
"free radicals", which are unstable molecules generated from
sources like radiation, air pollution, and peroxides. Left
unchecked, free radicals can attack the skin's structure, leaving
it vulnerable to wrinkling, infection, and other damage.
Vitamin E works by stabilizing the free radical- Vitamin E gives up
one of its electrons to complete the unstable molecule. This, in
essence, renders the free radical harmless, and helps the skin
retain its normal structure.
Vitamin E has been shown to have a wide range of skin benefits.
Vitamin E has been shown to reduce the amount of scarring from
wounds, and has been shown to diminish the appearance of stretch
marks on the skin. Also, it has been shown to decrease the effects
of psoriasis, and to diminish the redness associated with erythema,
which is one symptom of rosacea.
Aside from the high levels of Vitamin E found in pumpkin, there is
also a high level of oil content (as high as 50%). The four fatty
acids which comprise 98% of pumpkin seed oil are palmitic, stearic,
linoleic, and oleic acids.
Palmitic acid works to promote natural oil regeneration. Oil is an
important component for the skin to retain its protective barrier.
With too little oil, the skin will crack and bleed; opening it to a
greater risk of infection and disease.
Stearic acid acts primarily as a lubricant. It allows the skin to
retain the proper moisture balance vital for good health (and good
Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, which means our bodies
don't manufacture it, and so we must ingest it in our diets.
Linoleic acid is one step for the manufacture of prostaglandins,
which decrease inflammation in the body. Linoleic acid helps
maintain smooth skin, and will help repair flaky, itchy, or rough
Oleic acid is the final fatty acid found in pumpkin seed oil. It
works to replenish and maintain skin's moisture and lubrication. It
is an Omega 9 acid and has similar health benefits (both general
and to the skin) as the more well-known Omega 3 and Omega 6
essential fatty acids.