Pumpkin Seed Oil

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 high cholesterole.
The specific components are known to prevent bladder and prostate problems. 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.
A 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.
Keep 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.
The 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.

Original 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.

Styrian pumpkin soup
Cut 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 it.
For decoration add some pumpkin seeds.


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