These little green seeds are a power
food. Austrian people know about that
and they use them every day. One fine product
is the typical Styrian pumpkin seed oil.
You will find Vit. A, Vit. E, Zinc and the precious
omegas: Omega 3 and Omega 6: also known as essential
fatty acids (EFAs). Also a lot of phytosterole
which is well known for a positive effect against
specific components are known to prevent bladder
They are said to even shrink enlarged prostate
glands in early stages. Minimal amounts of oil
are needed. Chewing a handful of dried seeds
every day or taking the oil for salads and for
dips can easily give a similar preventive supply.
lot of antioxidant against
the free radicals in the blood helps to keep
young and healthy. So you see it is a wonderful
product of mother nature.
the oil cold, you should not heat it in order
to protect the healthy ingredients of this oil.
When it is heated it only tastes good and has
no healthy aspect.
usage of the black oil
Pumpkin seed oil looks very dark green. Against
the light it has a red brown colour. The tasteis
intensive with a little nutty flavour. Most
of the time it is used as salad oil with apple
cider vinegar. There are also a lot of recipes
for cakes, sausage, salad, noodle salad and
much more. Some of them you will see here.
Styrian salad dressing
- 60 ml apple cider vinegar
- 30 ml pumpkin seed oil
- a little bit salt
This dressing is for all salads, especially
for cooked beef and beans salad.
a small onion in thin pieces and then roast
it with butter. When it is golden brown add
the flesh of a yellow pumpkin, which you cut
before in pieces of 20 millimetres. Then roast
it for 1 minute. Give water to the soup and
cook it for 10 minutes. Then take the mixer
and mix everything. Add the spices - I prefer
salt, pepper, a little bit chilli currypowder,
3 tbl spoons vinegar and 5 tbl spoons of pumpkin
seed oil. Mix everything a second time and serve
For decoration add some pumpkin seeds.