How is the best quality pomegranate oil extracted？
Pomegranate is a deciduous shrub or small tree. It is planted all over the world, including the north and south of China, and it is widely distributed. Pomegranate is not only a fresh fruit for raw food, but also an important source of traditional Chinese medicine. Pomegranate seed oil is obtained by cold pressing pomegranate seeds.
The oil content of pomegranate seeds is as high as 50.9%, most of which are unsaturated fatty acids: punicic acid, linolenic acid, linoleic acid, oleic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, etc.
Its main component is punicic acid, and the content can reach 70-80%. Pomegranate seed oil is the only plant-derived polyunsaturated conjugated fatty acid. Because the structure of punicic acid is closest to conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), it is called “super conjugated linoleic acid”, and its functionality exceeds the general meaning. On the conjugated linoleic acid.
Pomegranate seed oil
Pomegranate seed oil is a powerful and fragrant natural oil, CO2 cold pressed from the seeds of the pomegranate fruit.
Pomegranate seeds and fruits are widely regarded as the healthiest fruit substances due to their high nutritional content and antioxidant content.
The seeds of pomegranate, also called arils, are what people eat in this fruit. These seeds are cold pressed to obtain effective oil.
You will find pomegranate seed oil in many different cosmetics, such as shampoos, soaps, moisturizers, and skin ointments, but this oil is also used in aromatherapy and diffusers.
This oil is very concentrated, so only a small amount of oil is needed to feel the effect. This oil is not only expensive, but it can also cause allergic reactions, so culinary use is not common.
Pomegranate seed oil extracted by supercritical CO2
The top quality pomegranate oil is extracted by the Co2 extraction process in which a solvent, liquid carbon dioxide is used. For converting carbon dioxide into liquid, both low temperatures and high pressure is used. The result is a safe and effective solvent. Without any risk of heat degradation, the solvent can be collected safely. Carbon dioxide is then allowed to return to its natural and gaseous state to leave the extracted essence of the pomegranate seed behind.
In the SCFE –Super Critical Fluid Extraction process, a solvent is utilized above its critical pressure and temperature. Quality of pomegranate oil extract can be improved this way. The extract does not contain any biological and microbial contaminants or residual solvent. The oil preserves synergistic bio-activity of molecules.
Features of pomegranate seed oil extracted by supercritical CO2 fluid
One of the most powerful healers nature has provided is pomegranate oil. It is rich in polyunsaturated fatty acids which has a positive effect on prostate cancer, anti-cancer activity and destroys breast cancer cells. It also contains punicic acid. Ellagic acid contained in it is a natural phenol antioxidant, which helps reduce thickness of walls and reduces blood pressure. The oil has yellow color and a nice soft aroma and a hint of pomegranate. It can be used as a base for blends and pure essential oils.
- Pomegranate seed oil extracted by supercritical CO2 has an extremely high punicic acid content – nearly 74%.
- Punicic acid is nearly unique to pomegranates, is a highly nutritious, supersaturated omega-5 fatty acid for the skin, and gives a thick, rich feel to the oil.
- In addition, Pomegranate Seed CO2 Oil also contains CLnA (conjugated alpha-linolenic acid) isomers, linoleic acid and oleic acid.
- In combination with other essential oils, it is ideal for use in skin care products and formulations.
- The low temperature CO2 extraction process (up to 104˚F/40˚C) for CO2 extracted pomegranate seed oil ensures a product that more closely resembles that which is found in the raw plant material and has a longer shelf life than cold processed essential oils.
- In addition, CO2 extracted pomegranate seed oils meet strict heavy metal requirements and contain no carbohydrates, protein, or inorganic salts.
- CO2 extracted pomegranate seed oil a small percentage of Rosemary Antioxidant CO2 – Organic to help maintain freshness.
Pomegranate oil is beneficial to the skin. It richness and anti oxidant properties help in improving elasticity of skin, leads to shedding of old skin cells and allows improved regeneration of skin. Longevity and health can be best improved using CO2 pomegranate oil. It has revitalizing, anti microbial and anti-inflammatory properties and works wonderfully in treating skin that is sun damaged, conditions like eczema and fine lines, improving elasticity of skin, treating wrinkles and psoriasis.
From irritated and itchy skin, it provides relief instantly. As far as effects on the body is concerned, it helps destroy cancer cells, assists cardiovascular disease, diabetes and reduces circulation of triglycerides in the blood stream. As far as spiritual effects are concerned, it stimulates prosperity and increases fertility.
Some people report that applying this oil topically on the face can help clear the signs of pimples and acne. The antibacterial and antioxidant effects of pomegranate seed oil help eliminate acne-causing bacteria and balance the oil content on the skin.
Strengthen the immune system
This oil contains a lot of vitamin C, so if you do take it in the body, it can provide the necessary boost for your body’s defenses. However, it can also effectively protect the immune activity on the skin and prevent many pathogens in the air from grabbing the body’s largest organs.
Improve heart health
The combination of phytochemicals, monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids found in pomegranate seed oil has a serious impact on overall heart health. This helps to reduce the level of “bad” cholesterol in the body, increase high-density lipoprotein cholesterol, and at the same time promote blood circulation and lower blood pressure. All this helps reduce the incidence of atherosclerosis, heart attack, stroke and other heart diseases.
One of the most common diseases that affect the body is inflammation, whether in tissues, blood vessels, organs or joints. Fortunately, pomegranate seed oil has quite a few anti-inflammatory properties that can help reduce swelling and eliminate pain associated with diseases such as arthritis, joint disorders, headaches, hemorrhoids and edema.
Studies have shown that pomegranate seed oil has a significant effect on insulin resistance, which is very good news for those who are struggling with diabetes or have a high risk of developing the disease. This research is still in its early stages, but the results so far are encouraging.
Skin care products
Pomegranate seed oil is most commonly used on the skin because it can improve the appearance and health of your most visible organs. The antioxidant phytochemicals and vitamins found in this seed oil help reduce signs of premature aging, improve collagen formation, and neutralize free radicals that cause skin oxidative stress.
Hair care products
Massage a small amount of pomegranate seed oil into the scalp is an excellent way to moisturize and stimulate blood flow. This can effectively promote hair health, fight premature hair loss, eliminate dandruff, and even stimulate hair growth from healthy hair follicles.
Increasing circulation in the body is a great way to prevent chronic diseases, improve the efficiency of the immune system and accelerate healing. This seed oil is indeed irritating, and it can also help lose weight by optimizing metabolism, reducing fat deposition levels and generally increasing energy, making people more active and healthy!
According to a study published in the Journal of Molecular in 2017, the main active components of pomegranate seed oil, punicic acid and conjugated linoleic acid, have anti-proliferative effects on breast cancer.
A study published in the Journal of Medicine and Food in 2004 showed that pomegranate derivatives (including pomegranate oil) have the potential to fight prostate cancer. Another review article published on the evidence pointed out that pomegranate and its products have anti-cancer effects on prostate cancer. However, it also pointed out that future research needs to evaluate the clinical efficacy of these products on cancer.
Photo of supercritical CO2 pomegranate seeds oil extraction machine
Popular Science Conjugated Linoleic Acid
- Conjugated linoleic acids (CLA) are a series of octadecadienoic acids containing conjugated double bonds, positional and conformational isomers, and are isomers of linoleic acid. CLA has the effects of anti-cancer, anti-atherosclerosis, increase the body’s immunity, and promote growth and development.
- CLA can not only enhance cellular immunity and humoral immunity, but also affect the effect of cytokines, thereby affecting immune function.
- CLA has a positive effect on the conversion rate of peripheral blood lymphocytes. The T lymphocyte transformation rate is an important indicator to measure the cellular immunity. The higher the T lymphocyte transformation rate, the higher the body’s cellular immunity.
- CLA mainly affects the animal’s humoral immunity level by affecting the expression level of immunoglobulin.
The conjugated linoleic acid in pomegranate seed oil is very active. It is a very unique and effective antioxidant. It can resist inflammation and the destruction of oxygen free radicals. It can delay aging, prevent atherosclerosis and slow down cancer. Pharmacological studies Pomegranate seed oil and its extract have good antioxidant properties, prevent breast and skin cancer, lower blood sugar, resist diarrhea, and prevent coronary heart disease. At the same time, pomegranate seed oil also contains estrogen that is naturally produced by the human body. Phytoestrogens with similar structures can help relieve women’s menopausal syndrome.