Toasted Pumpkin Seed Oil
When you are looking for the authentic, all-natural flavor that comes with roasted, hand-extracted and expeller pressed edible oils, look to La Tourangelle for the highest quality in both process and product. Among others, our artisan pumpkin seed oil is one of our most unique options.
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.
Temperature: Low heat. The oil will lose its nutritional value if heated up.
Storage: Store in a cool, dry place.
Shelf Life: Unopened: 14-month.Opened: best used within 6 months.
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.
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. You can use our toasted pumpkin seed oil as a:
Drizzle: Although you should not cook our pumpkin seed finishing oil, add it as a final, flavorful touch to all your meals — from bread and baked goods to vegetables, meats and soups.
Coat: Our delicious, rich pumpkin seed oil is perfect for tossing in salads and pasta, coating your food with deep flavor and a smooth texture.
Spread: Add the extra deliciousness of toasted pumpkin seed oil to your snacks when you butter it on toast or incorporate it into your recipe for a spread.
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La Tourangelle never wavers in our dedication to tradition, the perfection of its oil-pressing process and the integrity of our all-natural products. We aim to inspire you in the kitchen and add extra flavor to your life. To taste the difference for yourself, order La Tourangelle pumpkin seed oil online today. Please reach out to us with any questions.
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.
|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%|
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
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