A TREASURE OF VITAMINS, MINERALS AND PROTECTIVE SUBSTANCES
Pumpkin seed oil contains vitamins A and E. Vitamin E is especially important due to its antioxidant properties. Pumpkin seed oil is one of the vegetable oils with the highest vitamin E content. Styrian pumpkin seed oil Gea contains 50 – 70 mg of vitamin E per 100 grams of oil. Vitamin A is also indispensable to our health because it works similarly to vitamin E, as a free-radical scavenger, strengthens the immune system and maintains good eyesight.
In addition to vitamins, pumpkin seed oil also contains a number of other protective substances. Phytosterols are crucial for the absorption of cholesterol in the digestive tract. Selenium, phosphorous, calcium, potassium and magnesium are all minerals which ensure proper functioning of the body. Selenium is an antioxidant that prevents inflammations and cancerous diseases. It is important for the strengthening of the cardiovascular and immune systems. Citrulline and cucurbitine are also very important in preventing the enlargement of the prostate, while cucurbitine is also very effective against worms.
FATTY ACID CONTENT
UNSATURATED FATTY ACIDS
Pumpkin seed oil is a rich source of unsaturated fatty acids. The most important unsaturated fatty acids are the linoleic and linolenic acids, also known as Omega 6 and Omega 3. Both these unsaturated fatty acids play a central role in the formation of tissue hormones, which influence the cellular functions and the cellular immune reaction system.