La Tourangelle

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil

Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil
250mL - $14.99

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size 1 Tbs. (14g)
Servings: about 17

Amount Per Serving
Calories 120 Calories from Fat 120
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 14g 22%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 7g
Monounsaturated Fat 4g
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 0mg 0%
Total Carbohydrate 0g 0%
Protein 0g  

Not a significant source of dieatry fiber, sugars, vitamin A, vitamin C, calcium, and iron.


*Percent Daily Values are based on a
2,000-calorie diet

La Tourangelle brings you this Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil from the Styrian region of Austria, home to the world's best pumpkin seeds.

Usage
The oil adds a rich, toasted pumpkin seed taste to salad dressing, soup, marinade, pasta, dips, pastries and more. Check out our recipe section for more. The pumpkin seed oil vanilla ice cream may be the easiest way to enjoy it: simply drizzle the ice cream with the oil and sprinkle with some pumpkin seeds…Enjoy!

Storage
Refrigerate after opening.

Health benefits
The written history of pumpkin seed oil begins with Christopher Columbus’ voyages. Pumpkins and other squash were New World finds that Columbus’s returning ships brought back to Europe. It is in the seventeen century that Pumpkin Seed Oil was produced for the first time from pumpkins grown exclusively in the Styrian region of Austria. The product became an instant success because of its amazing healing properties. It quickly became known as the Green Gold. So valued was this special oil, that a legal edict was declared in March 1773 by the Austrian Empress Maria Theresa stipulating that: "This healthy oil is unique and much too precious for using it in tasty meals and therefore should rather be used as a medicine. So it shall not be used as a culinary delicacy anymore but shall be collected and distributed only by the apothecaries." The main treatment use for pumpkin seed oil was in supporting the urinary and reproductive area of the body especially the prostate and enhancing the libido. Pumpkin Seed Oil has since become a staple of Austrian, Croatian and Slovenian cuisine.

Production process
The process of extracting the oil has not changed for centuries. First, the best pumpkin seeds are toasted. It is then pressed in a hydraulic press. Following mechanical extraction, the oil is lightly filtered and bottled in a protective tin can to preserve freshness.

Temperature
Suitable for low heat: Perfect for flavoring, baking, dipping, blending into a dressing/sauce, or drizzling on a finished dish. Smoke point 320ºF

Shelf life
Unopened: 14-month shelf life
Opened: best used within 6 months

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