Pumpkin Seed Oil
· Virgin ·
The delicious BIO PLANÈTE Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil is made using only the seeds of the Styrian pumpkin. To produce it, after harvesting, the high-quality organic pumpkin seeds are removed from the pumpkins, washed, cleaned and dried. After just two days of cold storage they are put through the oil press. To preserve their valuable ingredients, the high-quality Styrian pumpkin seeds are cold-pressed.
The mild, nutty-tasting BIO PLANÈTE Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil places greater emphasis on the original taste of the delicious organic pumpkin seeds than the roasted version. It is rich in essential polyunsaturated fatty acids and vitamin E, which helps protect cells against oxidative stress.
Ideas for recipes and use of Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil
Just a few drops of this fine gourmet oil round off any salad, dip, dressing, soup, such as delicious pumpkin soup or even green smoothies. The Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil is not suitable for frying and should only be carefully heated. The Virgin Pumpkin Seed Oil is a great experience for your palate even in home-baked cakes: what do you say about avegetable quiche or a delicious pumpkin cake?
You are also welcome to try our gourmet pumpkin seed oils: Pumpkin Seed Oil Roasted.
Product of organic farming
Average nutritional values per 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz
** Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
What does "virgin" mean in the context of oils?
A virgin oil is a cooking oil which is obtained exclusively using mechanical processes without preheating the raw materials. It is not subjected to chemical or thermal treatment or to any other refinement process and thus preserves its authentic, natural taste and the essential components of the raw material. This also makes it suitable for eating raw.
What conditions and standards are behind the organic seal on our oils?
An organic seal is a quality and test seal with which products from organic farming are marked. In 2010, a binding new organic seal was introduced throughout the EU, also known as the EU organic logo, which identifies food from organic farming (a star-shaped leaf on a green background).
This seal replaced the German state organic seal (green hexagon with "BIO" lettering), which had existed since 2001, with the same standards in terms of content. Due to the high degree of popularity of its predecessor, both seals are still often used today.
The use of this certification is strictly regulated by the publisher and is subject to ecological requirements. Compliance with the criteria by producers is ensured by a documentation obligation as well as regular sampling and examination of product samples. Compliance with the regulations is monitored in Europe by the responsible Eco-Control bodies.
Foods labelled with the organic seal must, among other things:
• Not be produced by or with/from genetically modified organisms
• Not to be produced with the use of synthetic pesticides
• Contain no more than 5% conventionally produced components (in exceptional cases, if ingredients are not available in ecological quality, in accordance with Annex VO)
• not contain sweeteners and stabilisers as well as synthetic colourants, preservatives and flavour enhancers
• not result from monotonous crop rotations (two-, three- and four-field farming)
• and much more: more information on the EU Organic Label