Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil
La Tourangelle handcrafts this Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil strictly following traditional methods from Styrian region in Austria because we believe that artisan care is still the best ways to retain all the flavors, nutrients and health benefits that nature provides. Slowly roasted to perfection, expeller-pressed and lightly filtered, this oil adds a rich nutty taste to cold application as salad dressing, drizzle in pasta, spreads. La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed makes the ordinary meal extra-ordinary.
Usage: Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil adds an intense, deep toasted pumpkin seed taste to salad dressing, soup, marinade, pasta or spread. It is not used for cooking, since it can become bitter and lose its nutritional value if heated up. Instead, take advantage of its nutty taste drizzled onto salad, greens, pizza, soup, bread or even ice-cream.
Health Benefits: While pumpkin seeds are synonymous with Halloween, consider incorporating these nutritional gems into your diet on a regular basis is not a bad idea. Pumpkin offers an impressive nutrient profile (zinc, vitamin A&E, magnesium). Apothecaries have known for centuries that pumpkin seed oil supports the urinary and reproductive systems, especially the male prostate. Some even believe that pumpkin seed oil enhances the libido. Who knows, it’s worth a try!
Heat: Low heat
Traditionally referred to as Kernölgugelhupf, this Austrian-inspired bundt cake features the rich, nutty flavor of Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil. What better way to celebrate pumpkin season than with this lightly green colored dessert, topped with the crunch of toasted pumpkin seeds? Treat all of your favorite tricksters this Halloween with a deliciously decadent cake.See the Full Recipe »
Nothing takes the chill off of a crisp autumn day like a satisfying bowl of vegetable soup. Butternut squash and seasonal apples are roasted with earthy sage. A generous drizzle of Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil rounds out the rich, fall flavors that will have your spoon sinking into this delicious recipe again and again.See the Full Recipe »
Skip the peanut brittle this Halloween and make something worthy of your favorite little trick-or-treaters. Blend pumpkin seeds into a sweet candy coating of spicy cinnamon, sea salt and a pinch of cayenne pepper. Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil provides a nutty flavor to each and every bite.See the Full Recipe »
Elevate your morning routine with this sweet and savory pumpkin toast. Roasted pumpkin, peppery arugula and tangy goat cheese get piled onto hearty slices of toast. A drizzle of flavorful Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil, maple syrup and warm baking spices will have you ready to step out into the brisk autumn day.See the Full Recipe »
Extraction Method: Expeller-pressed
Part of the Plant Extract: Seed
Country of Origin: Austria
Botanical Name: Cucurbita Semen Oleo
Botanical Family: Cucurbitaceae
Heat/Smoke Point: Medium-high
Oxidation Potential: High
Packaging: Tin can to protect from light which preserves the quality and freshness of the oil. Plastic tamper-evident seal and can are BPA-Free.
Ingredients: 100% pure pumpkin seed oil
Organoleptic Appearance: Viscous liquid
Organoleptic Color: Dark green
Organoleptic Aroma: Lightly Roasted Pumpkin
Organoleptic Taste: Nutty
Fatty Acid Composition: C16:0 Palmitic Acid 6-15%
C18:0 Stearic Acid 3-8%
C18:1 Oleic Acid 26-44%
C18:2 Linoleic Acid 37-55%
C18:3 Alpha Linoleic Acid <2%
Unsaponification Numbers: 187-195
The process of extracting the oil has not changed for centuries. The best pumpkin seeds are first toasted, then pressed in a hydraulic press. Following mechanical extraction, the oil is lightly filtered and bottled in a protective tin can to preserve freshness.
Pumpkin seed/rasberry/ginger vinaigrette: 31/2 tsp toasted pumpkin seed oil, 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard , 1/4 cup raspberry vinegar , 1/2 tsp ginger. Whisk together vinegar, mustard, ginger, salt, pepper. Slowly add oil, whisking until emulsified, or shake the ingredients in a jar.
Quinoa/ dried grape / pumpkin seed oil: cook quinoa, add dried red grape, drizzle with Toasted Pumpkin Seed oil.
Easy fabulous veggies: drizzle La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil on any greens especially: mushrooms, leeks, green beans, potatoes
Instead of butter: add a unique touch to pasta, quinoa, grains, potatoes or rice, by drizzling toasted pumpkin seed oil.
Pumpkin seed fruit salad: La Tourangelle Toasted Pumpkinseed oil is great with fruits salad (apple, pear, orange).
Ice-cream: drizzle on vanilla ice-cream
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 seventeenth 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.
There is also very preliminary research suggesting pumpkin seed oil may increase hair in men with male-pattern hair loss¹. With a remarkable assortment of health-enhancing nutrients, and essential fatty acids, pumpkin seeds oil provides a powerful health punch.
¹Cho YH, Lee SY, Jeong DW, et al. Effect of pumpkin seed oil on hair growth in men with androgenetic alopecia: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled trial. Evid Based Complement Alternat Med. 2014;2014:549721.
Low heat. The oil will lose its nutritional value if heated up.
Cool, dark place. Refrigerate for maximum shelf life.
Opened: best used within 6 months.
|Amount Per Serving|
|Serving size 15mL|
|Calories from fat 130|
|Total fat 14g||22%|
|Saturated fat 3||15%|
|Trans fat 0g|
|Polyunsaturated Fat 7g|
|Monounsaturated Fat 4g|
|Total Carbohydrate 0g||0%|