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ABOUT OUR PUMPKIN SEED OIL

The velvety thick golden-green ‘elixir of life’ has excellent health benefits, as well as being a great flavour enhancer.
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HOW IS IT MADE, AND FROM WHAT?

The shell-less pumpkin seeds, which are grown in Hungary, are first harvested, washed, dried at a low temperature, and then stored in a cool dark place. Before pressing, we clean the seeds again, we grind them, we knead the ground seeds with a little salt and water, and then we start to heat it gently. As a result of this process, the protein in the seeds will shrink and the oil will reveal itself with its characteristic taste and colour. This process is under continuous control by our press masters.  They can determine when this mixture is in the ideal condition to press.

The pressing is carried out using a hydraulic press. The pressed oil is stored in stainless steel barrels, until it has settled, and after this it is bottled.  No chemical or biological treatment is used in the oil.

Through this traditional process the pumpkin seed oil attains its own natural distinctive colour and flavour, and will be healthy and free from microbiological infections. The consistently high quality is guaranteed by using selected raw materials, modern technology, and expert dedicated staff.

LOVELY, NEW FLAVOURS

Its intensive, fresh, fragrance, and pleasant aromatic taste harmonizes with countless dishes, and opens up new dimensions for food enthusiasts and connoisseurs.  ‘Nature’s green gold’ works as a salad dressing, is an unforgettable addition to cream soups, and is also delicious served with meat or even sandwiches.

HEALTHY BEAUTIFUL DAYS

Pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are used as a folk remedy all over the world. They have been used for decades for therapeutic purposes. Pumpkin seed oil is a natural source of vitamins which strengthens the immune system, and improves physical stamina. It is rich in antioxidants and unsaturated fatty acids, and contains countless vitamins (e.g. E, F, B1, B2, B6, A, C, and D) and trace elements (e.g. phosphates, sodium, calcium, magnesium, selenium, iron, zinc, copper and manganese)

These excellent and useful components help to prevent cardiovascular disease, prostrate problems, and help the circulatory system function.  It is also recommended for use during pregnancy, as it helps the development of the fetus’s nervous system.  Due to its antioxidant content, pumpkin seed oil slows down the ageing process. It is no coincidence that the beauty industry has discovered it, and recognizes its benefits.