In order not to destroy the valuable nutrients and health benefits found in Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil, these simple guides lines should be followed:
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 Gold 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 Gold 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 controled and doesn't get too hot for too long.
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, but the shorter the storage time is, the fresher and nuttier the oil will taste.
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.
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 flavor 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.
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. What to do? Spots of pumpkin seed oil on clothing? These are easily removed through exposure to ultraviolet radiation (sunlight). Wash the articles of clothing and simply hang them in the sun to dry. If the sun is not shining that day, you can use the laundry detergent Vanish Oxi Action instead. (a tip from a customer)
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Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil is suitable for savory dishes, but also for sweets.
Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil can be used in a wide range of dishes, including: