Maya Feller, M.S., R.D., CDN, author of Eating From Our Roots, shares a myriad of options for using pumpkin seed oil in the kitchen on the mindbodygreen podcast: “One of my friends takes a full-fat yogurt and pours pumpkin seed oil over it as a dessert. It’s delicious.” It’s a wonderful finishing oil for salads, as well, she says. Lipid researcher Kevin C Maki, PhD, CLS. adds that pumpkin seed oil can be drizzled into smoothies or soups, used in slaws, or blended into dips.
In addition to its uses in the kitchen, pumpkin seed oil can also be consumed as a supplement. The benefits of pumpkin seed oil for the skin and hair have been embraced by the beauty industry, making it an up-and-coming mainstay in masks, serums, and other beauty products.