Styria or Steiermark is a southern Provence of Austria; a mountainous area that grows pumpkins and produces the seeds and the pumpkin seed oil. Pumpkins were fed to animals, then the seeds were appreciated by people and in the early 1700s the oil from the seeds were used for medicinal purposes. This became very popular and the production for 'cooking' oil was limited to benefit the 'healing properties of the oil', as it takes about 33 pumpkins to produce 1 liter of oil.
Styrian Pumpkin seed oil is dark green in color, has a nutty aroma and an intense flavor. This unique oil is mainly used to drizzle over salad, vegetables, soups and pasta.