They have been pressing pumpkin seed oil for 70 years at the Pelzmann press in the South Styrian village of Wagna. It began as a family business and it is now an international market leader. The traditional production secrets are combined in a unique way with high-tech modern methods.
To produce the oil, the husks are removed from the seeds of Styrian pumpkins. The seeds are roasted, which gives the oil its delicious nutty taste, a caramel aroma and intriguing green-black colour. Pelzmann Oil, a pure natural product from the first pressing, has no artificial ingredients added. This culinary speciality, which is a great example of Austria’s gourmet produce, is used for salads, soups and, in more adventurous kitchens, for desserts. www.kuerbiskernoel.com