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We have gathered together recipes and information about cooking with our beautiful pumpkin seed products including tips and advice. Please let us know how you go!
PLEASE NOTE: Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is delicate. In order not to destroy the valuable nutrients and health benefits found in Styrian pumpkin seed oil, these simple guidelines should be followed:
1. Do not over-heat the Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil
When Styrian pumpkin seed oil is heated too much, the valuable nutrients are destroyed and the oil develops an unpleasant smell and bitter taste. The smoke point of the seed oil is an important consideration. When the oil begins to smoke, it is starting to burn; Styrian pumpkin seed oil reaches its smoke point at 120°C (248°F). Any food preparation which includes pumpkin seed oil should be kept under that temperature.
Styrian pumpkin seed oil is not suitable for cooking or frying. This will also destroy the oil. However, it can be used for some baking and warm dishes as long as the heat is carefully controlled and doesn’t get too hot for too long.
2. Prevent Pumpkin Seed Oil from becoming rancid
Oxidation is what triggers the oil to go rancid. The polyunsaturated fats found in Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil are easily oxidized by warmth and light. As a result, Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil should be bottled in dark bottles with a sealed cap (so that no air can enter) and stored in a cool, dark place. It is possible to store Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil for up to 12 months and even longer, but the shorter the storage time is, the fresher and nuttier the oil will taste.
If you are not sure about it….just smell the oil, if it smells good…..eat it!
It is also a good idea to wipe the drops of oil away from the bottle’s neck after pouring, these drops can oxidize very easily and lend their rancid flavour to the next dish where Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is needed.
What to partner with for making Salad Dressing
This question is frequently asked: “Which vinegar should I use for salad dressing with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil?” in general, all sorts of vinegar harmonize well with the unique nutty aroma and flavour of Styrian pumpkin seed oil. It is a matter of preference, but it pays to assess the quality of whatever vinegar you choose to use. Most popular is a good quality Apple cider vinegar or Balsamic vinegar.
Oops, a stain on clothing or table cloth!
This is a common situation: the last fork-full of salad dressed with Styrian Pumpkin Seed
Oil lands exactly on your white blouse or shirt or table cloth. What to do? Don’t panic. These are easily removed through exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight). Simply make the area of the stain a little wet with water (no soap) and hang in the sun until the spot is gone, one to four hours. It may take a little longer if the sun is not shining that day. You can then wash the article as normal.
You can also use the laundry detergent Vanish Oxi Action instead (a tip from a customer).
Only on salads? Nonsense! Check this out…
Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is suitable for savoury dishes, but also for sweets and desserts – in fact, it can be used in a wide range of dishes, including:
ROASTED PUMPKIN SOUP with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil
Our organic lard mixed with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is a unique and utterly delicious culinary delight. Use in any situation where lard may be used. (Do not overheat.) In Austria, it is most commonly used as a delicious spread.
Roasted vegetables cooked in Styrian Pumpkin Seed Lard
Serves 4 as a side dish. Other vegetables can be cooked in this way too!
Our pumpkin seed flour comes in two varieties: Raw and Toasted. Both are delicious and nutritious!
Pumpkin Seed Flour Chocolate Cake
Gluten Free, Dairy free!
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Styrian pumpkin seeds are naturally “hull-less” – they do not have the white seed case that other varieties of pumpkins have. They can be added to a great variety of meals, for example:
Pumpkin Seed Pesto
Try this pesto on crackers with cheese, as a spread on sandwiches, tossed with hot pasta or served over roasted or steamed vegetables.
Many other recipes can be found by searching the internet.
The amazing Styrian Pumpkin Seed Products featured above are available in Australia to buy online from our secure online shopping cart via NTP Health Products.