Commercial name Pumpkin
Botanical name Cucurbita
Botanical family Cucurbitaceae
CAS # 8016-49-7
EINECS # 289-741-0
Plant part Seed
Origin United States
Pumpkin Seed Oil
The pumpkin grows as a large, annual creeper. The stems, thick and non-lignified, elongate rapidly in one season, sometimes over 5 m, with some branching. The leaves are alternate, carried by a long upright petiole. They deploy a large palmate blade, almost rounded, presenting 3 important veins. The rod crawls or sometimes climbs on a support. The plant is covered with fine transparent hairs, unpleasant to the touch.
The flowers appear in summer, male flowers first, then female flower next, recognizable by its inferior ovary, a small ball under the flower. The stems should be long and branched to produce several female flowers.
The fruits are massive and rounded, capable of weighing more than 15 kg. The pumpkin is yellow as it grows, then turns orange as it ripens. It contains large, flat seeds, rich in nutrients
Perilla is usually consumed directly in everyday life. The leaves are green (purple coloured if still young age) is used as a complement in salads, this leaves well-known in the culture barbeque in Korea. The seeds can be extracted an oil which is rich in benefits.
Perilla seed oil contains high levels of omega 3 fatty acids that are known to have antiseptic activity and to be effective against the bacteria responsible for acne. capacity is also attributed to this oil to suppress chronic inflammation and itching. Perilla seed oil is particularly suitable for use in a mixture, in facial massage oil, lotion, cream and as part of the scrub salt formulations.
The Brazil nut is, in fact, a seed rather than a nut, but popular usage continues to prevail. Nutritionally, Brazil nuts are an excellent source of selenium and a good source of magnesium and thiamine. There are 14% protein, 11% carbohydrates, and 67% fat (1). The fat breakdown is roughly 25% saturated, 41% monounsaturated, and 34% polyunsaturated. The absolute saturated fat content of Brazil nuts is among the highest of all nuts, surpassing even macadamia nuts.
The proteins found in Brazil nuts are very high in sulfur-containing amino acids like cysteine (8%) and methionine (18%) and are also extremely rich in glutamine, glutamic acid, and arginine. The presence of these amino acids enhances the absorption of selenium and other minerals in the nut.
Chia seed oil is cold-pressed extracted from the chia seeds commonly referred to as a superfood.
Chia seed oil is an especially great option for vegetarians and vegans to obtain omega-3 fatty acids from a botanical source. It is a popular supplement due to its high level of alpha-Linolenic acid (ALA) which cannot be produced by the body, but must be obtained through the diet alone. Chia seed oil is also used in the food industry as a cooking oil and as a popular ingredient in various salad dressings. In the cosmetic industry chia seed oil is used in body creams and lotions used topically to treat dry skin and promote healthier hair.
The seeds yield 25–30% extractable oil