Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil
Botanical Name- Cucurbita pepo L.
Extraction- Cold Pressed/Unrefined
Shelf life- 2 years recommended
Kosher Certified- Yes
Notes- Because of its delicate nature, this oil should be stored in a cool and dry place, away from light and we recommend refrigeration to prolong shelf life. The variety of Pumpkin seed oil we offer is manufactured from raw Pumpkin seeds, and is suitable for both food and cosmetic use.
Color- Deep Green
Odor- Mildly Rich
Acid Value- 1.2
Peroxide Value- 1.5
Saponification Value- 191.1
Also known as "green gold", this versatile oil is becoming increasingly popular as individuals realize the wonderful health benefits that they can obtain from its use. The pumpkin seed oil sold by Mountain Rose Herbs is of the highest quality available, and is Certified Organic, cold-pressed, and food grade. The oil is extracted from the variety of pumpkins named Cucurbita pepo, which originated in Austria.
Pumpkin seed oil is one of the most nutritional oils available, and is an excellent source of essential fatty acids, antioxidants, vitamins, and sterols. It contains Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, which are known to promote energy levels, brain function, and overall health and vitality. It also contains Vitamins A and C, Zinc, and other trace minerals and vitamins. Historically, pumpkin seeds (either the whole seeds or the pressed oil) have been used all around the whole for healing purposes. As more studies are made, we will continue to learn more about this important natural product.
Pumpkin seed oil has a pleasant and mildly rich flavor, and is sure to complement both your health and your culinary creations. It is best to use the oil in its raw form, so that the important health benefits are not damaged by heat. A great way to use this oil is in a salad dressing, smoothie, or drizzled over a freshly cooked meal just before serving.