Rich in nutrients, pumpkin seed oil is the perfect complement to those Autumnal dishes
Abundant in minerals hard to find in other foods, and the antioxidant beta-carotene, that has been studied for its free-radical fighting action. Akin to other Erbology oils, our pumpkin seed oil is organic and cold-pressed meaning its valuable chemical compounds remain intact.
November 5, 2018 –
Described as “the black-gold of the green region” in the east Austrian state of Styria, pumpkin seed oil has been their pride for years. This oil with its burnished green colour is not only aesthetically pleasing but also a perfect addition to Autumnal dishes.
Pumpkin seed oil is a gem with its rich nutritional profile. High in beta-carotene which is an antioxidant that gives this voluptuous squash its orange colour. Antioxidants fight free-radical damage by acting to restore complex biochemistry of cells (1).
In fact, this oil is so nutritionally dense that it can be praised for aiding hair growth in men. The research backing this showed that men who took less than a teaspoon of pumpkin seed oil a day for 6 months nearly doubled their hair growth (2), is the thought of trying this wonderful oil growing on you yet?
Its not just the men that benefit from pumpkin seed oil, the phytoestrogen content makes it the perfect addition to the daily diet of anyone going through menopause. This is because phytoestrogens act to replace low estrogen levels during the menopause, and help to keep hot flushes, headaches and joint unease under control (3).
Pumpkin seed oil also contains tryptophan, an amino acid that is converted to the neurotransmitter serotonin. Serotonin is the precursor to melatonin released from the pineal gland in order to regulate our sleep cycle (4). This makes pumpkin seed oil not only a delicious addition to dishes, but also a perfect sleep aid.
The magic doesn’t stop there. High in zinc, which plays a role in the skin’s epidermis to protect from free radicals and cells death (5), this versatile oil can also be used as a moisturiser. The vitamins and minerals, including magnesium, as well as fatty acids and antioxidants, will leave your skin feeling and looking beautiful.
Our pumpkin seed oil is a lovely addition to winter salads, mix in with root vegetables to add a comforting nutty taste. Use as a night time moisturiser for glowing skin.
This new release is available online at https://erbology.co/shop/organic-pumpkin-seed-oil at the recommended retail price for 200ml at £9.99.