Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin seed oil is one of the nutritional plant oils, which is obtained from natural processing of the seed of pumpkin of cucurbitaceae. It is light green to dark red in color, which contains fatty acid profiles and is dominated by unsaturated fatty acids, namely linoleic and oleic acid. Organic pumpkin seed oil has an intense nutty taste and is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids. Browned oil has a bitter taste.
Pumpkin seed oil is a natural source of polyunsaturated fatty acids. The composition of the fatty acids are: Palmitic acid 8.0-15.0%, Stearic acid 3.0-8.0%, Oleic acid 15.0-35.0%, Linoleic acid 40.0-65.0%.
Linoleic acid and linolenic acid in the oil show the obvious function in protecting and treatment for diabetes, to stimulate secretion of insulin in the body, prevent constipation, lower weight.
Pumpkin seed oil is named as the health food for male sexual function which is given by the works of the God in foreign countries, the fatty acids are good for Male Sexual function, play the role in protecting and treatment of urinary system and prostate diseases.
The new research prove that linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid, it is the part of the synthesis of phospholipids in the human body, and present in mitochondria and cell membrane in the form of phospholipids, play an important role in the structure. Lacking of Linoleic acid in the human body, will cause metabolism disturbance in the body. Childrens growing up slowly, hair lossing and female infertility for adults.Additionally, pumpkin seed oil also contains a variety of bioactive substances, such as Phytosterols, Amino Acids, Vitamins, Minerals, etc, especially the higher composition of zinc, magnesium, calcium, and phosphorus.
And pumpkin seed oil has great healing qualities for skin problems such as sores and ulcers which makes it a good choice to include when mixing a massage oil or preparing a carrier oil blend.
Specification of refined
Appearance: Light yellowish
Odor and Taste with the typical taste of the oil, mild with no
Bitter after taste
Acid Value (AV): 2.0mgKOH/g max.
Peroxide Value (POV): 10.0meq/kg max.
Refractive Index: 1.471-1.474
Specific gravity: 0.910-0.930
Iodine value: 105-130g/100g
Saponification value: 185-195mg/g
Fatty acid profile:
Palmitic acid: C16:0 8.0-14.0%
Stearic acid: C18:0 3.0-20.0%
Oleic acid: C18:1 18.0-30.0%
Linoleic acid: C18:2 45.0-65.0%
Aflatoxin: 5ug/g max.
The pumpkin seed oil should be stored at cool, dry place and protected from light.
In the unpened drums, the durability of the oils is 24 months.
Once opened the drums have to be sealed with nitrogen, closed airtight and the oil has to be used up within 6 months.