We don’t recommend cooking with Perfect Press® Styrian Pumpkin Oil as it is a raw seed oil and heat may damage some of its nutritional components. What many customers love to do is add Perfect Press® Styrian Pumpkin Oil to food after it’s been cooked. You can also add it to a smoothie, juice or a salad.
They come from the Styrian pumpkin, a special variety of pumpkin specifically grown for its nutritious seeds. While normal pumpkin seeds are white, Styrian pumpkin seeds are a deep emerald green. Their unusual color is thanks to the abundant variety of bioactive compounds they contain. It has more antioxidants than any other common edible oil.
Mix a small amount of Styrian pumpkin oil with a neutral carrier oil like jojoba and use it as a moisturizer. The vitamin E, antioxidants, and zinc will keep your skin smooth and hydrated. You can use Styrian pumpkin oil undiluted as a deep moisturizer, but you’ll want to wash it off after a few minutes - the dark green color will stick around if you let it.
Styrian pumpkin oil’s vibrant flavor makes it a perfect base for salad dressings and sauces. Add equal parts Styrian pumpkin oil and balsamic vinegar to a jar, put on the lid, and give it a good shake. You’ll end up with a rich, nutty, complex balsamic vinaigrette that’s great on salads. Quick note, though: never heat your Styrian pumpkin oil. It will destroy delicate nutrients and fatty acids.
This is about as simple as it gets. Take a tablespoon or two of Styrian pumpkin oil every morning. The antioxidants and nutrients will help you start your day strong.