ABOUT OUR PUMPKIN SEED OIL
HOW IS IT MADE, AND FROM WHAT?
The velvety thick golden-green ‘elixir of life’ has excellent health benefits, as well as being a great flavour enhancer. Learn more about it yourself:
LOVELY, NEW FLAVOURS
The shell-less pumpkin seeds, which are grown in Hungary, are first harvested, washed, dried at a low temperature, and then stored in a cool dark place. Before pressing, we clean the seeds again, we grind them, we knead the ground seeds with a little salt and water, and then we start to heat it gently. As a result of this process, the protein in the seeds will shrink and the oil will reveal itself with its characteristic taste and colour. This process is under continuous control by our press masters. They can determine when this mixture is in the ideal condition to press.
The pressing is carried out using a hydraulic press. The pressed oil is stored in stainless steel barrels, until it has settled, and after this it is bottled. No chemical or biological treatment is used in the oil.
Through this traditional process the pumpkin seed oil attains its own natural distinctive colour and flavour, and will be healthy and free from microbiological infections. The consistently high quality is guaranteed by using selected raw materials, modern technology, and expert dedicated staff.
HEALTHY BEAUTIFUL DAYS
Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are used as a folk remedy all over the world. They have been used for decades for therapeutic purposes. Pumpkin seed oil is a natural source of vitamins which strengthens the immune system, and improves physical stamina. It is rich in antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, and contains countless vitamins (e.g. E, F, B1, B2, B6, A, C, and D) and trace elements (e.g. phosphates, sodium, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese)
These excellent and useful components help to prevent cardiovascular disease, prostrate problems, and help the circulatory system function. It is also recommended for use during pregnancy, as it helps the development of the fetus’s nervous system. Due to its antioxidant content, pumpkin seed oil slows down the ageing process. It is no coincidence that the beauty industry has discovered it, and recognizes its benefits.
Velvety rich flavours and fresh perky notes bring out the best of almost every dish. Pumpkin seed oil works as a salad dressing, is the crowning glory of cream soups, accompanies meat dishes, and can even be eaten with sauerkraut. It’s excellent with rice or boiled potatoes, as well as being a perfect accompaniment to scrambled egg. You can even fry meat in it. The possibilities are endless. If you want to experience something really special, try it with vanilla ice cream. Find your favourite recipes, and experiment with the sun-ripened, smooth, and velvety taste of pumpkin seed oil.