Pumpkin vegetable oil is a type of oil extracted from the seeds of the pumpkin plant. It is widely used for various industrial purposes due to its beneficial properties.
Synonyms: Pumpkin seed oil is also known as Cucurbita pepo seed oil or pepita oil.
Botanical names: The botanical name of the pumpkin plant is Cucurbita pepo, and the botanical name for the pumpkin seed is Semen Cucurbitae.
Growing locations: Pumpkins are primarily grown in temperate climates, such as North America, Europe, and Asia.
Part of the plant used: Pumpkin seed oil is extracted from the seeds of the pumpkin plant. The seeds are first roasted, and then the oil is extracted through cold-pressing.
Chemical composition: Pumpkin seed oil is rich in essential fatty acids such as oleic acid, linoleic acid, and alpha-linolenic acid. It also contains antioxidants such as vitamin E and beta-carotene.