Pumpkin seed oil is extracted by cold pressing of raw pumpkin (Cucurbita pepo L) seeds. This oil has a number of interesting properties and is used by millions of people worldwide without any side effects or intolerance.
Efficacy and Nutritional components
Pumpkin seed oil is high in nutritional value as it contains 30% to 40% protein, unsaturated fatty acids (of which 18.0-38.0% is oleic and 40.0- 62.0% linoleic).
Pumpkin seed oil has been shown to help men with benign prostatic hyperplasia, or BPH. Studies show that pumpkin seed oil helps reduce the effects of BPH by inhibiting testosterone-induced prostate growth.
Pumpkin seed oil also help women suffering from overactive bladder and stress incontinence by strengthening the pelvic floor muscles, pumpkin seed oil is high in zeaxanthin, a carotenoid that protects the retina and slows the progression of macular degeneration, one of the leading causes of vision loss and blindness.
Besides, pumpkin seed oil is helpful for Improving sleep (Antioxidant Benefits), it is rich in phytosterols, which have been shown to reduce cholesterol levels.Specification
|Botanical name||Cucurbita pepo L.|
|Part of plant used||Seed|
|Appearance||A clear bright yellow oil|
|Acid value (KOH mg/g)||≤ 2.0|
|Peroxide value (meq/kg)||≤ 10.0|
|Saponification value (KOH mg /g)||174.0-197.0|
|Unsaponifiable matter (%)||≤2.0|
|Moisture and volatiles (%)||≤0.20|
|Gardner color||≤ 5|
|Cold test||Clear after 5.5 hours at 0°C|
|Residual solvent (mg/kg)||Negative|
|Lead (ppm)||≤ 0.2|
|Arsenic (ppm)||≤ 0.2|
|Cadmium (ppm)||≤ 0.2|
|Mercury (ppm)||≤ 0.2|
|Fatty acid composition|
|C:16:0 palmitic %||10.0-16.0|
|C18:0 Stearic %||3.0-7.0|
|C:18:1 Oleic %||18.0-38.0|
|C18:2 Linoleic %||40.0-62.0|
XinQiDian offers pumpkin seed oil for high quality edible oil, natural cosmetics, pharmaceutical Intermediates, nutritional supplements, food additive, and health-care food.
Pumpkin seed oil is physically cold pressed to retain the natural vitamins and minerals in seeds. It is a high-purity natural product.
Package: 190KG/200L HPET drum with export standard, purged with nitrogen, or as customers' requirements.
Storage: The oil should be stored at a cool and dry place, protected from light
Shelf life: Two years if unopened in the original package. Once opened, the oil should be purged with nitrogen and used within six months.