Gemalen Pompoenzaadjes (Cucurbita pepo)
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Where do we get these?
Lush UK purchases this ingredient through a distributor. Depending on stock availability, they source the ground seeds from different countries, mainly China.
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What are the benefits of exfoliating the skin with ground pumpkin seeds?
When rubbed on the skin, these ground seeds help remove dead cells from the skin’s surface. This is called ‘physical’ or ‘mechanical’ exfoliation, and it makes the skin look brighter and healthier. The seeds are also rich in oils which provide a light moisturising effect.
The Cucurbita pepo is native to China and belongs to the cucumber (Cucurbitaceae) family. This almost round winter squash ranges from yellow to bright orange in colour and can grow very large and heavy. Its 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 highly nutritious.