Apple, one of the most popular fruits in the world, everyone loves this sweet, delicious and many people doesn’t know this but it is also nutritious. But, its seed, which is normally discarded have a purpose, a study conducted in 2007 proved that apple seed contains high amounts of oil and nutrients, essential fatty acids and minerals like calcium, phosphorus, protein, potassium, natural sulfur, fiber, pectin, oleic acid, alpha-linoleic and linoleic acids and iron. An oil used in cosmetics and for medicinal purposes. It is found as an ingredient in soaps, lotions, shampoos, lip balms, creams and hair products.
Apple seed oil is cold pressed from dried apple seeds produced mainly in Chile and is prized for its health benefits especially for the skin. Apple is a member of the Rosaceae family and the tree was originated in Central Asia.
Apple seed oil is known to prevent various cancers like skin cancer, prevents premature aging, the oil is so powerful in maintaining a healthy skin, it prevents or treats acne or other skin conditions, it nourishes the hair and promotes a healthy growing hair, relieve stomach cramps, prevents diarrhea and reduce blood sugar levels.
Apple seeds contain cyanide, which is said to be poisonous, so must be consumed in moderation, but apple seed oil is still a healthy choice, especially to be a part of your skin care regime and is sometimes used as an edible oil in some countries and is also used to make marmalade and jelly. Apple seed oil has a mild, pleasant taste and a sweet aroma, the oil is a fixed oil found in apple seeds.
Apple seed can be toxic, so its oil is mainly found in cosmetics, the oil is an excellent treatment for the skin and hair. It must be noted that it must not be used by children or pregnant women and a health care provider must be contacted before the use of apple seed oil or its products.