A Review: The Emerging Nutraceutical Potential of Pumpkin Seeds

Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention

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Title A Review: The Emerging Nutraceutical Potential of Pumpkin Seeds
 
Creator Lestari, Beni
Meiyanto, Edy
 
Description The pumpkin belongs to the family of Cucurbitaceae, is a well-known edible plant that has been frequently used as functional food or herbal medicine. Pumpkins contain rich unsaturated fatty acids, phytoestrogens and vitamins E in their seeds that have potential pharmaceutical, nutraceutical, and cosmeceutical properties. Information regarding their nutritional components and therapeutic properties of pumpkin seeds has expanded dynamically in the recent years and this review focus on the three main components of pumpkin seeds that described before. Several types of unsaturated fatty acids are the dominant component in pumpkin seeds which can play a role in the disease prevention and promote health. Pumpkin seeds also contain the important phytoestrogen compounds, i.e., secoisolariciresinol and lariciresinol that have estrogenic-like effect such as preventing hyperlipidemia and osteoporosis for menopausal women. Phytoestrogens in pumpkin seeds also could be related to a reduced hormone-dependent tumor. Pumpkin seeds are rich in vitamin E contents as an emerging free radical scavenger, anti-aging and antioxidant such as a-tocopherol and g-tocopherol. Findings of these studies prove that patents field for the innovation product of pumpkin seeds holds promise for the future along with their immense nutraceutical properties.Keywords : pumpkin seeds, estrogenic, anticancer, antioxidant, nutraceutical
 
Publisher Indonesian Society for Cancer Chemoprevention
 
Contributor
 
Date 2018-07-03
 
Type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
info:eu-repo/semantics/publishedVersion

 
Format application/pdf
 
Identifier https://ijcc.chemoprev.org/index.php/ijcc/article/view/225
10.14499/indonesianjcanchemoprev9iss2pp92-101
 
Source Indonesian Journal of Cancer Chemoprevention; Vol 9, No 2 (2018); 92-101
2355-8989
2088-0197
 
Language eng
 
Relation https://ijcc.chemoprev.org/index.php/ijcc/article/view/225/164
 
Rights Copyright (c) 2018 Beni Lestari, Edy Meiyanto
 

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