What Are The Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Powder?

Pumpkin seed powder is derived from ground and processed pumpkin seeds (Curcurbita pepo) capturing the nutritional benefits of a very versatile and nutrient-dense protein source.

The NatureFRESH™ cold-press process removes the majority of the fatty acids, leaving behind an ultra-pure powder that’s rich in fiber, protein, amino acids and helpful antioxidants — ideal for a vast number of different health-focused product formulations.

Nutritional Health Benefits of Pumpkin Seed Powder

At Botanic Innovations, our pumpkin seed powder is 100% organic and produced without the use of excipients or additives. 

Due to its robust nutritional profile and high protein content, pumpkin seed powder is well suited for dietary supplements, functional foods and animal nutrition thanks to the following health benefits:

  • Powerful antioxidants. Pumpkin seed powder contains proanthocyanidins, ellagic acid and quercetin — all powerful, benefit-filled antioxidants. They work to neutralize free radicals within the body, reduce inflammation and support both the cardiovascular and immune systems.
  • Rich in beneficial fiber. This helps support gut microbiomes, optimize nutrient absorption and digestive health, making pumpkin seed powder a particularly effective dietary supplement addition.
  • Diverse vitamin profile. Pumpkin seed powder isn’t an extremely high source of any specific vitamin, but contains a beneficially balanced variety including vitamins K, E, B2, B3, B6 and B9.
  • High quantities of zinc. Pumpkin seed powder is rich in zinc, an essential mineral that plays a crucial role in helping maintain prostate health. Because the prostate gland contains a higher concentration of zinc compared to other tissues in the body, its ongoing health depends on maintaining appropriate levels.
  • Exceptional protein content and amino acid profile. Pumpkin seed powder contains approximately 60% protein content by weight and the amino acid profile of that protein content is particularly suited to muscle building — we’ll dig in more on why below.

The Protein Power of Pumpkin Seed Powder

With an impressive 60% protein content by weight, pumpkin seed powder offers a substantial foundation for formulations that support health and nutrition. Its amino acid profile — rich in branched-chain amino acids (BCAAs) such as Valine, Leucine and Isoleucine — surpasses that of whey protein, a widely recognized standard in sports nutrition. 

Thanks to its high glutamic acid content, pumpkin seed powder is also particularly beneficial when it comes to muscle repair and recovery. Whether for vegans seeking a plant-based protein alternative, individuals aiming to support muscle maintenance and recovery, or those pursuing lean muscle gain, pumpkin seed powder offers a versatile solution. 

Added bonus: the amino acids present in pumpkin seed powder not only aid in muscle-related functions but also extend their benefits to the neurocognitive system and the gut microbiome, essential components for optimal health and active lifestyle performance. 

Wholesale Pumpkin Seed Powder From Botanic Innovations

As a plant-based, natural, vegan, non-GMO and lactose-free protein source, Organic Pumpkin Seed Powder excels in providing a comprehensive spectrum of beneficial phytonutrients, fiber, vitamins and minerals that can address nutritional gaps not adequately covered by alternatives like pea protein. 

The incorporation of this nutrient-rich powder into your formulations aligns with its role in promoting gut health, proper nutrient utilization, weight management and a flourishing microbiome. Crafted through Botanic Innovations’ gentle cold press process, our pumpkin seed powder emerges as an effective choice for functional foods, supplements and animal nutrition.

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