Did you know that among the benefits of pumpkin seed oil, we find its richness in minerals? Discover the different nutritional properties it provides.
The oil pumpkin is one that is obtained from its seeds, characterized by its beautiful dark green feature that is established as a clear sign of its high content of chlorophyll. Of course, the best is that of the first cold pressing, which has not been refined.
Both for the kitchen and from a medicinal and therapeutic point of view, the truth is that pumpkin seed oil (also known simply by the name of pumpkin oil) is highly appreciated, precisely for its different nutritional and health qualities.
In fact, as we already mentioned in our note dedicated to pumpkin oil for the prostate, it becomes a very interesting oil of vegetable origin to care for and protect the prostate, by inhibiting the formation of cancer cells, and reducing prostate enlargement.
Pumpkin seed oil benefits
From a nutritional point of view, pumpkin seed oil is extremely rich in protein and unsaturated fatty acids, especially linoleic (omega 3) and oleic (omega 9) acids, as well as fiber, vitamins and minerals.
As we can see, the nutritional richness of this vegetable oil is more than evident. Hence, due to its mineral content, it is a suitable remedy in demineralization processes, or problems with brittle nails and hair loss.
It is also interesting when expelling intestinal parasites (such as tapeworm), while it’s high fiber content helps to improve constipation and colitis.
Due to its zinc and potassium content, we cannot forget its diuretic effect, being positive in turn when it comes to improving the proper functioning of the kidneys.
Pumpkin Oil Nutrition Facts
- 40% protein.
- 5% carbohydrates.
- 40% unsaturated fatty acids.
- 20% fiber.
- Vitamins: vitamin D, E and vitamins of group B (B1, B2, B3 and B6).
- Minerals: manganese, magnesium, potassium, iron, zinc and copper.
- Others: cucurbitacin and phytosterols.