Unrefined Pumpkin Seed Oil has almost equal portions of Omega-9 and Omega-6 fatty acids with a high proportion of Palmitic acid. The non-fat portion - about 2% in the unrefined oil, contains several phystosterolic compounds and phospholipids (lecithins). Pumpkin Seed Oil contains essential fatty acids; Omega-6 Linoleic acid: 52% and Omega-9 Oleic acid: 29%. Essential fatty acids are oils that are essential for health but which cannot be manufactured by the human body. Melrose Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil also contains antioxidant vitamins A & E, which protect cells from free radical damage and aids the body to grow, maintain and heal. We would not recommend using this oil for frying as it would destroy the good fat content. You can create an easy dressing with the delicious nutty flavor of Melrose Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil together with vinegar.