Pumpkin seed oil

Green gold rich in vitamins A and E

Pumpkin seed oil has a high content of linoleic acid, phytosterols and is rich in vitamin A and E.

Pumpkin seed oil
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Our Pumpkin seed oil qualities

We carry Pumpkin seed oil in the following qualities for you


  Öle & Fette für die Kosmetikindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Lebensmittelindustrie
Öle & Fette für die Pharmaindustrie
Pumpkin seed oil cold pressed  
Pumpkin seed oil pressed toasted    
Organic pumpkin seed oil pressed not toasted  
Organic pumpkin seed oil pressed toasted    
INCI name: Cucurbita Pepo Seed Oil
CAS number: 8016-49-7 / 89998-03-8
Botanical name: Cucurbita pepo L.

Pumpkin fruit & pumpkin seed

Pumpkin seed oil is obtained from the dried, ground pumpkin seeds of Cucurbita pepo L by pressing. Originally from the tropics of America, the berry fruit pumpkin has the largest fruits in the plant world, weighing up to 25 kg. The creeping or climbing, yellow-flowering plant forms round or oval ovaries which contain the approx. 2 cm long seeds. Today, pumpkins are also native to temperate latitudes in Europe, America, China, Africa and the countries of the former Soviet Union.

Pumpkin seed oil is a popular edible oil for refining salads. Especially in Austria, Hungary and Southern Russia pumpkin seed oil is a locally very popular edible oil, while in Germany it is used almost exclusively in high-end restaurants due to its high price. In the pharmaceutical industry pumpkin seed oil is used, besides pumpkin seeds (relief of bladder weakness and prostate problems), as filling for soft gelatine capsules.

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Cultivation & yield

Important cultivation countries are Austria, Hungary, Romania, Turkey, Italy, Southern Russia, Argentina, China, Japan, Egypt and Syria. From the dried, ground seeds (oil content up to 35%) of the fruit, the dark green, oleic and linoleic acid-rich oil with a characteristic smell and typical nutty taste is obtained by pressing. The oil is not refined but is sold almost exclusively as cold-pressed product. To obtain one litre of oil, you need three kilograms of seeds or about 35 pumpkins.

Background / history

Pumpkin seed oil was long unknown and was only produced in the 17th century. However, it took until the 1980s until pumpkin seed oil became widely known and established.

25,000 kg
Tank truck

900 kg

190 kg

27 kg

General durability: canister 12 months, drum 18 months, IBC 6 months

Nutritional values & composition

Nutritional value (per 100g)
Energy 3,700 kJ / 900 kcal
Fat 100 g
Saturated fatty acids 19 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 27 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 54 g

Fatty acids ratio


C16:0 Palmitic acid 6 – 15 %
C18:1 Oleic acid 21 – 47 %
C18:2 Linoleic acid 34 – 61 %

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We offer Pumpkin seed oil in the following packaging units:

  • 25,000 kg
    Tank truck
  • 900 kg
  • 190 kg
  • 27 kg

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