Pumpkin Seed Oil
· Toasted ·
Craftsmanship and tradition are the foundation for our Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil: The pumpkins mature on the fields of our organic farmers in Austria and Hungary. After the harvest, the large, hull-less oil pumpkin seeds are peeled from the pumpkins, cleaned in clear water and then gently roasted so that the wonderful roasted aromas can develop. For our Pumpkin Seed Oil, we only press the seeds of the “Styrian pumpkin” variety. It takes 30 to 50 pumpkins – which corresponds to 2.5 kilograms of dried and roasted organic pumpkin seeds to produce a single litre of oil.
Ideas for recipes and use of Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil
Pumpkin Seed Oil has a distinctive individual flavor which makes it an allrounder in application: Not just the classics like vanilla ice cream and pumpkin soup, but also salads, raw or warm vegetables receive a pleasantly piquant note when this oil is added. A couple of splashes on jacket potato or on warm goat’s cheese provide an especially hearty culinary experience. The Roasted Pumpkin Seed Oil brings its delicious aroma even to home-baked cakes: What do you say about a chocolate cake in a jar or a delicious pumpkin cake?
You are also welcome to try our gourmet pumpkin seed oils: Pumpkin Seed Oil Virgin.
Product of organic farming
** For this product, the raw materials may in some cases originate from other countries. This especially holds true in cases of crop shortfall, or when batches of raw goods do not meet our quality requirements. In any event, the raw material are being tested by BIO PLANÈTE and are in 100% compliance with our strict organic quality requirements. The respective origin is always noted on the product label.
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)
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
Can I use the oil even after the expiration date?
We can no longer guarantee the oil's perfect quality after its best before date.
In the interest of sustainability, however, we would like to point out the following: vegetable oils do not belong to the group of very sensitive foodstuffs and can usually still be consumed after the best-before date. This is especially true if the bottle is still sealed and it has been stored away from heat sources. Therefore, we recommend using your senses to test the oil before disposing of it. Oil that has been stored for too long can be easily recognized by smell and taste. If it tastes rancid or unusual (off), it should not be consumed.
How do I remove the labels from the jars and bottles?
Since we use oil-soluble glue for the labels, the best way to remove the label from the coconut jars is with oil. Simply coat the label with oil, let it absorb overnight and peel off easily in the morning. However, if the label is already off and only the glue is on it, this method doesn't work as well. In this context, we have been told of positive experiences with orange oil cleaner, such as from AlmaWin or Sodasan. Another option is a hair dryer - because heat also loosens the label well.
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