Making Pumpkin Seed Oil in Styria goes back to the 17th century
After so much time making Pumpkin Seed Oil we dispose over powerful Oil Pumpkin Seeds for pressing oil. (Cucurbito pepo subsp. Pepo var. styriaca) We know how to naturally produce best Pumpkin Seed Oil only with water and cooking salt. No refinement is needed. No artificial additives are added. The unfolding of the complete aromatic potential of the seeds is guaranteed with this elaborated process method. All nutrients under which are the phytosterols are preserved.
This is where our Styrian Pumpkins grow
Wolfgang J. Gutmann
"I have the vision that high-quality Pumpkin Seed Oil should be available and affordable for everyone. No matter people use it because of its unique taste or for health reasons."
This is why we created the brand Styrian Products Gutmann. Seed Oil is a wonderful product with a lot of uses. Nowadays the majority of people have a bottle of olive oil at home. Me too. But I could not imagine using the same oil with the same taste every day.
"In my opinion Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil and Salad Oil have to be part of every modern kitchen. At each celebration you can conjure various dishes ... salty or sweet ... surprise your guests with special flavours."
You can use Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil P.G.I. as nutty topping for vanilla ice cream, to refine your pumpkin cream soup etc. I am sure, if you taste it for the first time...after this moment you will never miss this special product in your life.
Sustainability is not just about adopting the latest energy-efficient technologies or turning to renewable sources of power. Sustainability is the responsibility of every individual every day. It is about changing our behavior and mindset for the future of our kids. So that they can have a clean and green earth with the same chances which we had too. What have we done, to contribute to a cleaner and greener world?
We obviously need electricity not just for the light, but also for our machines. For this reason, we installed a photo-voltaic system to get as much green energy as possible. At a sunny day we nearly need no external electricity and can let the sun power our lights and machines.
Packaging in cardboard and wood shavings
As can be seen we do our packaging in cardboard and wood shavings. This is because cardboard and wood shavings are very eco-friendly and considered as carbon-neutral. Furthermore, the bottles from Styrian Products Gutmann are made of glass. In Contrast to almost all alternatives like plastic or aluminium, is glass considered as ecological. In General, wherever possible we try to use eco-friendly and sustainable materials instead of plastic or other questionable materials.
It is not just our effort towards a sustainable way of doing business. We created this brand Styrian Products Gutmann and are willing to continuously improve our eco-balance. Wherever possible we choose the more sustainable way of doing business. In truth, it is far more your decision which product you pick. With your decision, you choose which kind of economic development you support.
Maximum-quality & transparency
Styrian Products Gutmann & Transparency
Shortly, transparent marketing to us means to disclose all information regarding our product and brand. Meaning showing you front up who we are, where we live and what we do. In addition to it, showing you the region and the fields where the pumpkins for Styrian Products Gutmann are cultivated. So far as possible to inform you about everything you want to know linked to our product & brand. Simply trying to provide as much information as possible for you. So that you have the chance to clearly see the tractability and transparency. By the way, all our bottles pure Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil have an individual control number. You can trace exactly when the Pumpkin Oil was pressed and where precisely the pumpkins for this bottle have been cultivated.
What does maximum-quality mean to us?
Maximum-quality to us means not just to voluntarily enter into different well-known strict Austrian and European quality and none-GMO programs including all the regular controls. No this goes without saying for us. It much more means trying to do everything possible to maintain and increase quality in each so important step towards the final product. To give you just a few short examples.
Best-quality Pumpkin Seed Oil can only be made with best quality Oil Pumpkin Seeds
No one can perform miracles and make best-quality Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil without the accordingly top-quality Pumpkin Seeds. Therefore, it evidently starts with the careful and responsible cultivation of selected Pumpkin breeds. For us this starts which our own family-based cultivation of oil pumpkins and the co-working with all the selected farmers in Styria. During the further procedure, also the washing and drying needs to be done very choicely and with utmost care. The brand principal quality over quantity is carried out through all steps until the valuable Pumpkin Seed Oil lands in your bottle. This is what Styrian Products Gutmann stands for.
Plastic containers versus high-quality stainless tanks
To mention just one more thing, quality is sometimes also achieved by small but very important things. We use for Styrian Products Gutmann high-quality stainless tanks and containers instead of plastic containers which are unfortunately quite common in the industry. Oil is a very sensitive product, it can for example dissolve substances out of certain plastics. These substances like softeners and many other substances then can be part of the oil. Obviously, such substances are not considered as beneficial for the human consumption. Trust is something very valuable and important to us. We created this brand Styrian Products and dedicate ourselves to do everything possible to make maximum-quality Pumpkin Seed Oil for you. If you have any question, please do not hesitate to contact us.
What is meant with healthy, when people talk about Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil?
Beforehand you must know that in Styria are several traditional or folkloric uses with Seed Oil. Seed Oil is how most of us Styrian call the Pumpkin Seed Oil. The reason for this can be found in our history with the Styrian product. To pick just a few short points of many.
Vitamin E a natural radical catcher and antioxidant
Firstly, Vitamin E as a natural radical catcher and antioxidant.
Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil is a vegetable oil with one of the highest amounts of natural vitamin E of all vegetable oils. Much more than for example olive oil. Vitamin E is a natural radical catcher and antioxidant, which is very important for a healthy nutrition. We need to bid you to inform yourself about this kind of health topics. Styrian Products Gutmann does not have the legal permission to give health advise.
Cholesterol versus Phytosterols
Nowadays almost everybody agrees with the fact that the level of cholesterol is linked to several health issues. Pumpkin Seed Oil is not only naturally free from cholesterol. It also contains phytosterols, which are secondary plant substances. Phytosterols can have the effect that they lower you blood cholesterol. But please notice that this is not a medical statement or advice, nor something related. If you have health issues, please contact a doctor.
Unsaturated & essential fatty acids
Thirdly, only two fatty-acids are known as essential for the human. Namely the linoleic acid (LA)(=omega-6 fatty acid) and the α-Linolenic acid (ALA) (=omega-3 fatty acid). Which means that we have to ingest them, as a matter of fact that we cannot synthesize them ourselves. Our Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil contains up to 64% of these two-essential omega-6 and omega-3 fatty acids. Furthermore, a well-structured fatty-acid profile with the right unsaturated fatty acids are considered as beneficial for the human nutrition. Our Pumpkin Seed Oil consist of up to 50% polyunsaturated acids and up 36% mono-unsaturated acids. To summarize, it has a well-structured fatty-acid profile. Again, please note that this is no medical advice nor something related. We are no food advice agency nor a medical institute. We need to bid you, to inform yourself about these kinds of issues. Thank you for your understanding.
Traditional / folkloric uses with Pumpkin Seed Oil
Many more traditional benefits and uses are known in Styria with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil. Examples for folkloric uses are for men with prostate issues and for women with irritable bladder. Some people assume that it could have something to do with the Delta-7-Sterols. Others use it for beauty and wellbeing purposes. What we can say is, that we give our best to optimize all our processes for the brand Styrian Products to make maximum-quality Pumpkin Seed Oil for you.