The tasty and physiologically nutritive pumpkin seed oil, extracted
from the huskless seeds of the oil pumpkin, Cucurbita pepo convar. citrullina
var. styriaca, was originally only to be found in Styria. Recently however,
it has been gaining increasing recognition beyond Styria's borders.
This dark green Styrian pumpkin seed oil, which is extracted from pumpkin
seeds by painstakingly pressing them, has been a speciality of Styrian
oil mills for generations. Due to the many years of experience of trained
master oil pressers, an ideal production process, which ensured the preservation
of the valuable nutrients, was successfully developed.
Pumpkin seed oil is used primarily in salads (adheres better to the salad
if it is added before the vinegar), but is also added to soups and sauces
to give them a distinctive flavour.