HARDINGS Cold Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil
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Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutrition and Dosage
Pumpkin seed oil made from certified organic pumpkin seeds that are cold pressed to extract a dark green oil have a rich and nutty flavour. The oil make a great salad dressing which is a healthy, and is a flavoursome addition to many recipes.
Ahead is a look at all of the nutrition in pumpkin seed oil, whether you should choose organic and raw, and the best dose to take it in for maximum benefit.
Pumpkin Seed Oil Nutritional Profile
Pumpkin seed oil is a highly nutritious superfood with many health benefits. It contains significant levels of omega-6 and omega-9 fatty acids, fat soluble vitamins like vitamin E and vitamin K, and beneficial compounds like phytosterols and delta-7-sterol.
Beneficial Fatty Acids
The main four fatty acids it contains are linoleic acid (omega-6), oleic acid (omega-9) and palmitic and stearic acid (saturated). While many people are fearful of fats, we definitely need them in our diet if we want to stay healthy.
Linoleic acid, for instance, is needed for proper brain function, regulating metabolism, growth and development and maintaining healthy hair and skin, to name just a few health benefits.
Oleic acid has been shown to help lower our blood levels of LDL cholesterol (the bad kind) and increase levels of HDL cholesterol (the beneficial type). Because of this, a good intake of omega-9 oleic acid in our diet may help prevent or even treat heart disease.
Even the smaller amounts of saturated palmitic and stearic fat are beneficial, if they come from a healthy source like this. These fats are involved in proper cellular function, hormone creation, nutrient assimilation and many other important processes in our body.
Cold Pressed Pumpkin Seed Oil