Austria's Finest Naturally Brand Authentic Pumpkin Seeds From the Steiermark!
PLEASE NOTE: Supplies are limited and pricing changes daily according to availability.
What makes Austrian Pumpkin Seeds so unique?
Styrian pumpkins are unique because the seeds have lost their wooden shell due to a mutation about 100 years ago. Only a tiny silver-colored membrane protects the seed. This soft consistency of the seeds facilitates efficient pressing of the oil. The final product is a thick, dark green oil that has a nutty flavor and is used primarily as a salad oil, but also to refine soups and other dishes. Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil has tremendous health benefits. Oddly enough, if you happen to have a very finicky dog, he or she will go crazy over its food if you drizzle a little bit of oil on its food.
In an article on Prevention.com, clinical herbal advisor Douglas Schar, DipPhyt, MCPP stated, "In the early 1900s, pumpkin seed was used to treat enlarged prostate symptoms and other urinary tract complaints."
"Pumpkin seeds contain protective compounds called phytosterols, which may be responsible for shrinking the prostate, says Schar. They also contain chemicals that may prevent some transformation oftestosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT). High levels of DHT are associated with enlarged prostate."
To help prevent BPH, Schar suggests eating a handful (about 1 ounce) of shelled pumpkin seeds three times a week. Pumpkin seeds are sold in health food stores and grocery stores.
The Austrian Pumpkin Seed Oil* and the Styrian Pumpkin Seeds* are the only Styrian delicacy that are really hard to come by, unless, of course, you can find a company to export the limited supply of product. OrganicUniverse.com works directly with the importer who has been representing the farms for several decades.
Make no mistake! Our Styrian pumpkin seeds are only grown in Austria's Steiermark and have the certification from the Austrian government. There are many other seeds floating around the supermarkets that originate from China but the quality is very clearly not up to par with the seeds from the Steiermark.
Please be advised that these seeds are for human consumption only. They are not to be used for germination. If you are looking for agricultural grade seeds, you must contact the Austrian government.
Please note: Do to numerous requests from our customers who wish to avoid the clear plastic packaging, all seeds are shipping in plain, brown paper.
(*OrganicUniverse reserves the right to adjust the price due to the fluctuations in the market)
Country of Origin: Austria.
Certified BIO: Biologische Landwirtschaft lacon Qualität, LACON Institute
Due to numerous requests from our customers who enjoy the oil with their families during the holidays, we are offering this for a short period of time. Offer good while supplies last.
Austrian Pumpkin Seeds - 2 lbs
- Brand: Austria's Finest Naturally
- Product Code: ausfinseed2lbs
- Availability: In Stock