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Pumpkin Seed Oil For Healthy Cooking: Nutritional Facts | Benefits | Where to Buy it

Updated on July 10, 2011

Pumpkin seed oil is extracted by cold pressing of raw pumpkin seeds. This oil has a number of interesting properties and is used by millions of people worldwide without any side effects or intolerance. Pumpkin seed oil is high in nutritional value as it contains 30 to 40% protein, 35 to 40% unsaturated fatty acids (of which 24 to 38% is oleic and 43 to 56% is linoleic). Pumpkin seed oil contains 5 to 9% carbohydrates, 20% fiber. This nutritional oil is rich in manganese, selenium, iron, zinc, magnesium, copper, and potassium. Besides being loaded with minerals, pumpkin oil also provides us with beta-carotene and many vitamins namely vitamin D, vitamin E, vitamin B1, vitamin B2, vitamin B3, and vitamin B6. Therefore it is not surprising to know that pumpkin seed oil is used as a medical seasoning in vegetables, salads, and soups and is used for healthy cooking of many other foods and recipes.

Are you searching for where to buy pumpkin seed oil, your seach ends here

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Pumpkin seed oil
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Now learn some health benefits of pumpkin seed oil

  1. Pumpkin seed oil is especially recommended for hair loss and problems of falling hair and fragile nails.
  2. It is also recommended in treatment of dental caries.
  3. Pumpkin seeds and oil are highly effective in getting rid of intestinal parasites like tapeworm, (take a tablespoon of raw pumpkin seeds or a teaspoon of pumpkin seed oil empty stomach for this).
  4. Pumpkin seed oil is beneficial in treatment of constipation and colitis.
  5. Pumpkin seed oil has a diuretic action and it promotes kidney function. Pumpkin oil is also good for treating urinary incontinence.
  6. Pumpkin seed oil is good for prostate. The prostate is a gland that needs a lot of zinc as zinc is an important mineral for the production of sperm; therefore, prostate has an important role to play in fertility. Also, some impotence problems are related to the bad condition of prostate. That is why some people notice a sudden improvement and enhancement in their sexual desire and increased potency after they have treated their prostate.
  7. Also pumpkin seeds contain a lot of zinc which is beneficial for the health of our eyes and our eyes need a good supply of this nutrient.
  8. Pumpkin seed oil is beneficial for treatment of benign adenomas, inflammation, atrophy, abnormal growth, etc.
  9. Pumpkin oil has wonderful anti-inflammatory effects which benefits people who are prone to inflammation of the urinary bladder, a disease known as cystitis.
  10. Pumpkin seed oil is also good for treatment of cardiovascular diseases because it has high contents of polyunsaturated fatty acids which help in maintaining balanced cholesterol and triglyceride levels.

So after reading benefits and nutritional facts of pumpkin seed oil, you must be tempted to buy this oil and start cooking your food in it. As already mentioned above, you can also use pumpkin seed oil for healthy cooking and for medical seasoning on your salads, etc.  So go ahead and buy pumpkin seed oil either online or from your local grocery store. Best of luck.

Are you searching for where to buy pumpkin seeds, if yes, your search ends here

HubMob Weekly Topic: Nutrition Hub#2 by soni2006
HubMob Weekly Topic: Nutrition Hub#2 by soni2006


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    • profile image 7 years ago

      we can't ever take our health for granted so thanks for the great info Soni!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      It's my pleasure Thanks for the visit and review.

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      Veronica Allen 7 years ago from Georgia

      Excellent Information Soni!

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      Granny's House 7 years ago from Older and Hopefully Wiser Time

      As always a great hub. I must admit I have never heard of Pumpkin oil.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much Veronica and Granny for your comments.

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      ratnaveera 7 years ago from Cumbum

      Dear soni2006, Thanks for posting great informative and interesting Hub! You have added here all the amazing health benefits of pumpkin seed oil. Great Job!

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Thank you so much ratnaveera for your visit and appreciation for this hub. I promise you and my visitors to keep on providing interesting and unique information on herbs for health in the future. My mission is to complete at least 100 hubs on herbs and I have already completed more than 40.

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 7 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Well I'm interested! I just can't recall ever seeing the stuff on the shelves anywhere, but of course, I wasn't looking for it either.

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      Rajinder Soni 7 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Okay Wesman Todd Shaw. By the way I have published up to 50 hubs on herbs till today. Trying to publish 50 more in upcoming months.

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      Eduardo 6 years ago

      Can i use it as a substitute for olive oil? not just for salad dressings also to cook meat, fish, etc.?

      Thank you.

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      Svetlana K. 6 years ago

      Thank you for very interesting information !

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      gp 5 years ago

      Mr.Soni, can u pls. tell me where i can buy Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds in Delhi ??

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      Rajinder Soni 5 years ago from New Delhi, India

      Hello gp, in Delhi you can buy pumpkin seeds from Shree Ganesh Tradings at address: No. 69- A, Vijay Block, Laxmi Nagar, Delhi, Delhi - 110 092, India

      Phone: +(91)-(11)-47603502 Fax: +(91)-(11)-47603503

      Mobile / Cell Phone: +(91)-9811309854

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      Tenera 4 years ago

      I come from Slovenia where we produce pumpkin oil. Can't imagine a salad without it.

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      gp 4 years ago

      Hello Soni, I called on the above given number , but they don't stored Pumpkin seeds and sunflower seeds.

      Kindly let me know any other vendor who sell edible quality as retail, in Delhi or thru online in India ??

      thanx in advance

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