Styrian Gold Pumpkin Seed Protein Powder / Flour
Plant Based Protein At It's Finest
In Styria, Austria they have been cultivating Styrian Pumpkin Seeds to press out the oil for generations. However, what’s left over (the rest of the seed) has some unique properties that up until now have been unexplored. For starters it contains high quality, vegan protein…9.5 grams of protein in one tablespoon or 15 grams. That’s a whopping 67% by volume. Having a complete chain of amino acids as well as an impressive list of important minerals like iron, zinc and magnesium make this powder a superior choice for health enthusiasts of all types.
How It Is Made
After the raw seeds have been mechanically crushed and ground up, they are loaded into a large cauldron together with a splash of clean spring water and a dash of high quality mountain salt.
Salt is added to separate the protein from the fat in order to facilitate the oil extraction process – the salt stays with the protein after extraction process which shows up in the ingredients list.
The pumpkin seed mash is then mixed and slowly warmed up to a maximum of 80 degrees C.
When the Press Master says it is ready for pressing (this comes from many years of experience and artisanal know-how) the warm mash is hand scooped into a large pressing cylinder…one scoop, then one steel plate with holes in it, then another scoop, then another plate and so on until the cylinder is full.
The full cylinder is slid into the press and slowly pressed by hydraulic pressure about 300 bar or 4,350 psi until the oil pours out the bottom. To learn more about the Oil CLICK HERE. Once this process if finished the cylinder is removed and the PRESS CAKE (see photo on the right) is pushed out and the steel plates recovered, cleaned and stored for reuse in the next pressing batch.
These press cake disks are the raw material for the protein powder.
The disks are broken up by hand and packed into large totes for transportation to a milling company that cold mills it into a fine powder….100 % pure, 100 % natural, nothing added, nothing taken away.
Features of this pure protein!
- 100% pure, 100% natural, 100% vegan
- grown naturally without the use of:
- pesticides, herbicides, fungicide
- synthetic or artificial fertilizers
- certified Non GMO
- unique, aromatic, nutty flavour
- no whey, no soy, no animal products
- gluten free
- dairy free
- easily digested and absorbed by the body
- free from fillers, starch, and additives
- free from stabilizers and/or preservatives
- toxins free
- free from heavy metals
How to Use:
Blended into smoothies, shakes, yogurts, hot or cold cereals, sprinkled onto salads, fruits, desserts. Add it to baking recipes such as pancakes, muffins, banana bread, etc. Great with ice-cream dishes and many raw food recipes.
This unique protein powder / flour comes from pressing the P.G.I. oil (Protected Geographical Indication) out of the shell-less pumpkin seeds.
CLICK HERE for Mango Chia Pudding recipes with this Styrian pumpkin seed powder.
CLICK HERE to read more about the P.G.I. and Origin Protection.
CLICK HERE to read more about the traditional production methods past and present.
Protein Profile Details
|INDIVIDUAL AMINO ACIDS milligrams / gram|
|Total Amino Acid Profile||572.3 mg / g|
|Alanine||24.5 mg / g|
|Arginine||83.9 mg / g|
|Aspartic Acid||42.3 mg / g|
|Cysteine||9.45 mg / g|
|Glutamic Acid||83.7 mg / g|
|Glycine||38.0 mg / g|
|Histidine||14.6 mg / g|
|Isoleucine||14.2 mg / g|
|Leucine||30.6 mg / g|
|Lysine||31.7 mg / g|
|Methionine||8.64 mg / g|
|Phenylalanine||23.2 mg / g|
|Proline||12.8 mg / g|
|Serine||32.3 mg / g|
|Threonine||98.9 mg / g|
|Tryptophan||0.187 mg / g|
|Tyrosine||17.2 mg / g|
|Valine||16.4 mg / g|
We Also Have CERTIFIED ORGANIC Pumpkin Seed Protein
Styrian Gold Inc. has also sourced a CERTIFIED ORGANIC version of this amazing pumpkin seed protein powder!
Although these pumpkins are grown on farms in the same region in Austria, these are different farmers then the ones growing pumpkins for the P.G.I oil. This is a completely different organization that grows and presses Styrian pumpkin seed oil only for the CERTIFIED ORGANIC markets. These producers recognize that there is a growing world wide demand for organic foods. Their entire operation from seed to oil to press cake (protein powder) has gone through a strict ORGANIC certification process that follows the basis of Article 29(1) of Regulation (EC) No 834/2007 and of Regulation (EC) No 889/2008 and uses the designation and control body of AT-BIO-301.
CLICK HERE to see the current Organic Certificate.
CLICK HERE to see and / or buy our retail pouch.
These two types of protein powders/flours (Natural and CERTIFIED ORGANIC) are available in 500 gram retail pouches from our on line store CLICK HERE or at Find Your Store locator CLICK HERE.
We also have these two types in bulk format in 20 kg bags. For current availability and pricing of the bulk sizes please inquire by email or through our contact us page or call us directly by phone.
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