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Pumpkin seed oil

If you talk about culinary specialties in Austria, then pumpkin seed oil is undoubtedly at the top of the list. The oil, known as “seed oil”, is thick, dark green and has a nutty smell reminiscent of fresh bread crust with a roasted note and an intense flavor.

Pumpkin seed oil, also known as “green gold”, has a firm place in modern cuisine and the health industry. This edible oil is pressed from the seeds of various pumpkin varieties and is particularly popular in Austrian and Slovenian cuisine. Apart from its unique taste, pumpkin seed oil also has a number of health benefits. In this article, we will explain these benefits and provide information on how pumpkin seed oil can be used effectively in the kitchen.

What makes pumpkin seed oil so special?

The oil is characterized by its many valuable fatty acids, antioxidants and vitamins, which have an extremely health-promoting effect. Scientific studies prove that the ingredients delta-7 setrin and phytosterol beta-sitorsterol contained in pumpkin seed oil can have a positive effect on the male prostate.

Regular consumption of pumpkin seed oil can also have a positive effect on conditions such as arthritis, allergies and diseases of the gastrointestinal tract.

Production of pumpkin seed oil:

The pumpkin – a berry, by the way – is harvested mechanically in the fall.

  • The kernels are washed, gently dried at 50° C and then stored in a dry place.
  • The kernels are ground and pressed using a stone mill, depending on the amount of kernel oil required.

What can pumpkin seed oil do?

Healthy fatty acids

Pumpkin seed oil is rich in unsaturated fatty acids, especially omega-6 and omega-9, which can help lower bad cholesterol.

Rich in antioxidants

The oil contains high amounts of vitamin E, a powerful antioxidant that protects cells from oxidative stress.

Prostate and bladder health

Some studies have shown that pumpkin seed oil can have positive effects on prostate and bladder health, especially in men.

Good digestion

The fiber contained in pumpkin seed oil can help with digestive problems such as constipation.

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Pumpkin seed oil: healthy for the bladder, prostate and immune system

When it comes to the bladder, prostate, urinary tract and the entire immune system, pumpkin seed oil is a true miracle cure in naturopathy.

With vitamin E and linoleic acid, pumpkin seed oil contains over 50% polyunsaturated fatty acids. These protect the blood vessels and support the immune system. Pumpkin seed oil is also said to have a positive effect on the prostate. Kernel oil lowers blood pressure and helps to prevent cardiovascular weakness and bladder problems.

  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Supports heart health
  • Promotes skin health
  • Strengthens the immune system
  • Regulates the blood sugar level

Production of pumpkin seed oil:

Use in the kitchen

Pumpkin seed oil has an intense, nutty flavor that is ideal for salad dressings, marinades and dips. It can also be used as a finish for soups and stews.

Recipe tips

  1. Pumpkin seed oil dressing: Mix pumpkin seed oil with balsamic vinegar, mustard, salt and pepper for a simple and delicious salad dressing.
  2. Pumpkin soup with pumpkin seed oil: A few drops of pumpkin seed oil on a pumpkin soup can deepen the flavor and give the soup an aesthetic touch.
  3. Pumpkin seed oil pesto: Replace olive oil with pumpkin seed oil for a unique pesto that goes perfectly with pasta and bread.


Pumpkin seed oil is not only a culinary delight, but also offers numerous health benefits. From supporting the cardiovascular system to aiding digestion, this oil offers a multitude of benefits. Its use in the kitchen is versatile, and it goes perfectly with a range of dishes.

FAQs about pumpkin seed oil:

Can pumpkin seed oil be heated?

It is generally not recommended to heat pumpkin seed oil, as this can destroy the nutrients and change the taste.

Is pumpkin seed oil gluten-free?

Yes, pure pumpkin seed oil is gluten-free and therefore suitable for people with coeliac disease or gluten intolerance.

How should pumpkin seed oil be stored?

Pumpkin seed oil should be stored in a cool, dark place and will keep for about 6-12 months after opening.