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Organic Lightly Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil 250ml

Organic Lightly Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil 250ml

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This pumpkin seed oil is obtained by pressing lightly toasted pumpkin seeds, organically grown in Europe.

Toasted pumpkin seed oil, also known as Styrian pumpkin seed oil, is a unique and flavorful culinary oil that originates from the seeds of Styrian pumpkins, a specific variety of pumpkin cultivated primarily in Austria. This oil is renowned for its rich, nutty flavor and deep, earthy aroma, making it a popular ingredient in many dishes. Here are some key aspects of toasted pumpkin seed oil:

  1. Production: Toasted pumpkin seed oil is produced through a meticulous, traditional process. The seeds are harvested from specific Styrian pumpkin varieties that have no shell, and then they are roasted before pressing. The roasting step gives the oil its distinct flavor and dark green color.

  2. Nutritional Benefits: Pumpkin seed oil is not only known for its delicious taste but also for its health benefits. It is rich in essential fatty acids, such as omega-3 and omega-6, and is a good source of antioxidants, vitamins, and minerals. It is particularly known for its high content of zinc, which is essential for immune function and skin health.

  3. Flavor Profile: The oil has a robust, nutty, and slightly smoky flavor with a pronounced toasted note. It can vary in intensity, with some oils having a milder flavor and others being more robust. This versatile oil can enhance the taste of a wide range of dishes.

  4. Culinary Uses: Toasted pumpkin seed oil is a versatile ingredient that can be used in both sweet and savory dishes. It is often drizzled over salads, soups, and vegetables. It can also be used as a finishing oil for pasta or as a dip for bread. The unique flavor adds depth and complexity to a variety of recipes.

  5. Austrian Tradition: Pumpkin seed oil is a point of pride in Austrian cuisine. It's considered a specialty and is often used in traditional Austrian dishes like pumpkin seed oil salad dressing or as a topping for vanilla ice cream. In Austria, it's also used as a dipping sauce for bread.

  6. Storage and Shelf Life: It's important to store toasted pumpkin seed oil in a cool, dark place away from direct sunlight to preserve its flavor and prevent it from becoming rancid. When stored properly, it can have a decent shelf life.

  7. Health Benefits: Beyond its rich flavor, toasted pumpkin seed oil is believed to have potential health benefits. It may support prostate health in men and help regulate cholesterol levels. However, as with any food product, it's essential to consume it in moderation as part of a balanced diet.

Ingredients:

100% Organic Pumpkin Seed Oil*

*Organically certified. Use within 3 months after opening. Store cool and dry.

Allergy Advice:

May contain traces of nuts and sesame seeds.

Gluten, dairy and soy free.

Suitable for Vegans and Vegetarians


NUTRITIONAL ANALYSIS PER 100g

Energy 3700kJ / 900kcal
Fat 100g
Of which saturates 10.4g
Monounsaturates 45.7g
Polyunsaturates 43.9g
Trans fats 0g
Carbohydrate 0g
of which sugar 0g
Protein 0g
Salt 0g
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