Styrian pumpkin seedsdiffer from those grown in the USA or Canada not only in their colour (dark green, when they when they reach their optimal age) but also for having no shell. The oil produced from them is also dark green and has a unique, aromatic, nutty flavour which can make a tasty and nutritious variation in salad dressings or other toppings, or serve as an excellent finishing oil in its own right.
Styrian pumpkin seed oil contains many healthy nutrients -- Antioxidants; Vitamins (A, B1, B2, B3, B6, choline, C, E & K); Minerals (calcium, copper, iodine, iron, manganese, magnesium, phosphorous, selenium, zinc); amino acids (such as tryptophan); omega 3 & 6 fatty acids; phytosterols -- which can confer therapeutic benefits. Current research indicates it may be able to help slow or even reverse an enlarged prostate (which can also reduce men's need to interrupt sleep to urinate), and regular users have reported it could help with a variety of cardiovascular, menstrual, skin, and infection and inflammation issues.
100% Pure Pumpkin Seed Oil, pressed from organically grown, certified non-GMO pumpkins. This Regulated product has a PGI (Protected Geographical Indication) number from the European Union to guarantee that it comes from pumpkins grown by registered farms in the traditional PGI farming area within the Styria region of Austria and has been pressed by a registered oil pressing company there. It is from the first pressing using traditional methods, with no additional filtering.
For Therapeutic Use: take one to two tablespoons per day before bed.
For culinary enjoyment: drizzle it on as a finishing oil either by itself (even on desserts) or combined with your favorite vinegar over salad, pasta, fish, rice, eggs, tomatoes, onions, cucumbers, cream soups, bread dips, potato salads, avocado dishes, cheese dishes, and more.
Storage: Keep sealed and in a dark place; it has a one year shelf life after opening.
Do not use for cooking or frying (its burn point is 120 C).
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Heeok Hong, Chun-Soo Kim, and Sungho Maeng. "Effects of pumpkin seed oil and saw palmetto oil in Korean men with symptomatic benign prostatic hyperplasia."Nutr Res Pract.2009 Winter.