Pumpkin seed oil from the southeastern region of Styria (Austria) is called 'The Green Gold of Austria'. It is a highly prized delicacy.
While pumpkin seed oil was already a part of the Styrian diet, but is was not easy to get as only few farms grew the pumpkins. Due to an seed mutation, resulting in a increased yield of the oil, the oil became of international interest.
High in antioxidants, the raw pressed oil has long been linked to many medicinal properties. It takes about 33 pumpkins to produce 1 liter of oil.
Styrian Pumpkin seed oil is dark green in color, has an earthy, nutty aroma and an intense flavor. This unique oil is mainly used to drizzle over salad, vegetables, soups and pasta.