INGREDIENTS & RESEARCH

Pumpkin Seed Oil

BACKGROUND

Ingredient Type: Botanical

Also Known As: Curcurbita pepo, Field pumpkin, Autumn pumpkin, Styrian pumpkin, Vegetable marrow

Pumpkin is a squash thought to be native to Mexico.  The nutrient-rich oil can be pressed from the pumpkin seeds, yielding nutritious fatty acids, and antioxidants.

Pumpkin seed oil is used in health supplements today to promote prostate and cardiovascular health.

 

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In the meantime see the Examine.com entry for Cucurbita pepo or the Michigan Medicine Health Library entry for pumpkin for more information.