Pumpkin seeds can be eaten raw, in the same was as sunflower seeds, and are indeed a delicacy in some places when slow-roasted. Pumpkin seed oil is derived from Pumkin seeds.
They are sometimes referred to as a ‘super-food’ because or their very high levels of various essential nutrient including vitamin A, vitamin E, zinc, potassium, iron and both omega 3 and omega 6 essential fatty acids. Pumpkin seeds are known in some countries as pepita.
Marked with nutritional benefits
Oil derived from pumpkin seeds is a rich red/green color, and is considered by many to be quite tasty.
Pumpkin seed oil is sold as a health food because of its remarkable nutritional profile, and is often added to beverages or food to enrich them and confer some additional health benefits.
The primary benefits that researchers have found pumpkin seed oil to have include improved brain function and heightened energy levels. It is also known to support the action of the prostate, helping it to remain fit and healthy.