Cucurbita Pepo Seed (Kürbiskerne)
Not only do they make great biodegradable decorations on the tops of soaps, but pumpkin seeds also give the skin a good scrub.
Cucurbita pepo is native to China. It belongs to the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family, range from yellow to bright orange in colour and can grow very large and heavy. There are many annual record-breaking attempts from growing the largest to how fast one can carve a face into a pumpkin - can you beat 24 seconds?
The edible flesh, encased in a tough outer shell, contains an inner membrane and seeds. The seeds are usually coated in a thin husk (although huskless varieties exist) and are extremely nutritious.