About Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Products
Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil is prized far beyond the borders of Styria, (Steiermark) a province in the south of Austria. This award winning, unrefined, 100% pure Styrian pumpkin oil …pumpkin seed oil, is thicker and has a darker green colour, compared to pumpkin seed oils pressed from North American pumpkins. The Styrian oil has a unique, nutty aroma, light, smooth taste and is praised for its palatability and flavour enhancing qualities. It is mainly used as a finishing oil drizzled over any cold dishes, salads, vegetables, soups and deserts….but only AFTER cooking/heating as this delicate oil has a very low burn point(120 deg. C). Culinarily, this Styrian pumpkin oil and the dark green Styrian seeds are being used world wide, in creative ways, by a growing number of chefs, to entice their customers with a nuttiness that’s beyond nutty!
However, not a lot of Canadians know about this special Styrian oil pumpkin that is grown just for the seeds. The Styrians in Austria have been slow-pressing these raw, shell-less and extremely healthy seeds into a beautiful oil for generations using traditional methods. This includes warming up the seeds just enough to separate the fat from the protein/fiber (far below roasting temperatures) but not enough to damage the delicate and beneficial nutrients found in the oil
And, in case you haven’t heard, the health benefits of Styrian Gold Pumpkin Oil are quite astounding! Pumpkin seeds in general are already being hailed as a SUPERFOOD, but the Styrian Gold seeds are quite different from North American pumpkin seeds in that they grow without a shell!!! Being naturally packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, naturally occurring vitamins and an abundance of really important minerals vital for our bodily functions, particularly our plumbing, (which includes the liver, bladder, urinary tract and prostate) it is quickly becoming the wise choice for health professionals and health conscious people all over the world as a natural, wholesome, versatile and great tasting alternative. A versatile and wholesome super food, it is a staple of the Austrian diet.