The quality of 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil' is particularly influenced by people with their knowledge and traditions. Local pumpkin farmers have been working for generations with the 'Green Gold' and, therefore, have the best understanding of how to handle it. They engage in a lively exchange of ideas and use only local pumpkin seeds for their 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil g.g.A.
The pumpkin seed production
The seeds are sown in rows at the end of April/early May to allow for multiple mechanical weedings between the rows. Harvesting takes place, depending on the weather, from mid-September to mid-October. Immediately after harvesting, the pumpkin seeds undergo a thorough cleaning and drying process. Following this process, the seeds are ready for packaging and storage.
The oil production
The dried 'Styrian Pumpkin Seeds' can now be freshly pressed as needed.
Approximately 2.5 to 3 kg of shell-less pumpkin seeds are needed for one liter of 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil,' with the precious seeds being ground, gently roasted, and then pressed. The experience of the respective press master plays a special role in this process. The Styrian pumpkin seeds and the traditional production method with gentle roasting ensure a distinctive and natural quality product. The origin and development of 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil' are inseparably linked to Styria. Due to this fact, 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil' has been protected by the European Commission since 1996. This places 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil g.g.A.' among the best-controlled, most elite, and exclusive specialties in Europe, alongside well-known products such as Champagne or Prosciutto di Parma.
The label with the individual, consecutive control number ensures you a verified 'Genuine Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil'.
The quality of 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil' is particularly influenced by the people with their
knowledge and traditions. Local pumpkin farmers have been working for generations with the 'green gold' and, therefore, know best how to use it. They maintain a lively
exchange and use only local pumpkin seeds for their 'Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil.'