About Styrian Gold
Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil is prized far beyond the borders of Styria, (Steiermark) a province in the south of Austria. This award winning, unrefined, 100% pure Styrian pumpkin oil …pumpkin seed oil, is thicker and has a darker green colour, compared to pumpkin seed oils pressed from North American pumpkins. The Styrian oil has a unique, nutty aroma, light, smooth taste and is praised for its palatability and flavour enhancing qualities. It is mainly used as a finishing oil drizzled over any cold dishes, salads, vegetables, soups and deserts….but only AFTER cooking/heating as this delicate oil has a very low burn point(120 deg. C). Culinarily, this Styrian pumpkin oil and the dark green Styrian seeds are being used world wide, in creative ways, by a growing number of chefs, to entice their customers with a nuttiness that’s beyond nutty!
However, not a lot of Canadians know about this special Styrian oil pumpkin that is grown just for the seeds. The Styrians in Austria have been slow-pressing these raw, shell-less and extremely healthy seeds into a beautiful oil for generations using traditional methods. This includes warming up the seeds just enough to separate the fat from the protein/fiber (far below roasting temperatures) but not enough to damage the delicate and beneficial nutrients found in the oil. Now we are bringing this great food to Canada and America so that you can enjoy this unique, healthy and great tasting oil.
And, in case you haven’t heard, the health benefits of Styrian Gold Pumpkin Oil are quite astounding! Pumpkin seeds in general are already being hailed as a SUPERFOOD, but the Styrian Gold seeds are quite different from North American pumpkin seeds in that they grow without a shell!!! Being naturally packed with healthy fats, antioxidants, naturally occurring vitamins and an abundance of really important minerals vital for our bodily functions, particularly our plumbing, (which includes the liver, bladder, urinary tract and prostate) it is quickly becoming the wise choice for health professionals and health conscious people all over the world as a natural, wholesome, versatile and great tasting alternative. A versatile and wholesome super food, it is a staple of the Austrian diet.
This website contains facts about the history of Styrian pumpkins, about the health benefits of pumpkin seeds, the fine oil, what to look for in the best quality pumpkin seed oils, the therapeutic uses of pumpkin seed oil, a list for further reading on the subject, and a test selection of recommended recipes.
Our mission is to bring to Canada the goodness of this wonderful, healthy, and magical Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Oil and seeds.
It all started when Ernestine first came to Ontario from Austria, and discovered that this oil was not available here. As she grew up with it, she knew how good it was! Here in Canada, she only had the limited amounts she was able to bring back from her occasional trips home. When our Canadian friends tried the oil, they said “Wow! It’s so delicious!” We soon realized there is definitely a market for this oil in Canada. As Canadians are becoming more aware of healthy living, they are constantly looking for new and effective natural alternatives. By bringing these products to Canadians, we feel that we are making a positive contribution to healthy living and culinary enjoyment. Our vision is to share this fantastic oil with all Canadians!
Styrian Gold Inc. is a Canadian company that imports pumpkin seed oil and seeds from Austria and distributes it throughout Canada.
FYI: We have CLOSED our retail store in Alliston, Ontario and moved our operations to a warehouse (no retail sales) in Toronto to service the bulk of our retail store customers and wholesale customers in the GTA.
Organically Grown Pumpkin Seeds
No chemical or synthetic fertilizers are used when cultivating these pumpkins. The only fertilizer used is the pumpkin flesh. These pumpkins are primarily grown for the seeds only.
Styrian pumpkin seed oils are loaded with healthy fats (phytosterols that help the body control cholesterol levels, blood pressure, heart rate and hormone balancing). Also contains antioxidants and naturally occurring vitamins as well as an impressive harmony of key minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium.
Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder is a great source of clean, 100% pure, vegan protein with a wopping 9.5 grams of protein per tablespoon (15 grams) as well as high in key minerals like magnesium, zinc and iron.
This Pumpkin oil has positive effects on mental health, hair, skin, heart and prostate health, urinary function, blood pressure, cholesterol control and hormonal balance
Secured Income for Farmers and Oil Presses
The Styrians have been making this oil for generations. Close to 3,000 registered farmers and about 30 registered oil pressing companies participating in the P.G.I. are assured of long-term income.
Only P.G.I. (Protected Geographical Indication) approved Styrian Pumpkin Seeds are used to extract the oil by P.G.I registered Pumpkin seed oil pressing companies using traditional methods, slow and controlled, low heat, hydraulic pressing, from the first pressing, no additional filtering.
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If you are a Health Food Store or a Specialty Food Shop or know of a store that should have these products available please call us or send an email. We will reach out and introduce ourselves, give samples to the owners and staff to try. We can then discuss wholesale opportunities and your needs. We will also be delighted to do a demo in your store with samples for your customers. Word of mouth is always the best!
May 16th. 2012
In Nov 2011 I was diagnosed with BPH and prostate cancer. I was in disbelief and very concerned because I thought I was living a healthy lifestyle! Surgery was sceduled for April and I was dead set against going under the knife. Through some investigation and internet research I learned that saw palmetto and particularly pumpkin seed oil could help. I found Styrian Gold at (Health food store in Newmarket) beginning of March and started taking about 2 to 4 tbl spoons a day. I found that I could pee better after about 2 weeks and was sleeping through the night. Wow, was I ever thrilled when the doctor noticed a marked improvement and cancelled the surgury one week before the scheduled date. The pumpkin seed oil is now part of my daily routine. Loving it on my salad, that beautiful nutty flavour can’t be beat, but prostate cancer can!! Thank you Styrian Gold.
Oct 20th. 2012
Loving Styrian Gold’s pumpkin seed oil! I think it would go nicely with several raw food dessert recipes, raw foodies take note! In the meantime, it’s morning… put it on cucumbers or herring??? about to find out ?
Nov 21st. 2012
I like your product better the olive oil.