Pumpkin Seed Oil is not for roasting!
As a matter of fact, the oil starts to burn at about 248°F (120°C) [=smoke point/burning point]. The consequence is an unpleasant smell and the taste of the delicious oil turns bad. Moreover, the valuable nutrients get damaged with increasing temperatures, what we really don´t want.
Straightaway, please be careful with your valuable Styrian Pumpkin Oil and do not burn it.
What more needs to be known?
Do not put Seed Oil into the fridge!
Why shouldn´t I cool Pumpkin Seed Oil under about 46°F (8°C)?
It is true, that the oil stays fresher and maintains its healthy nutrients longer when it is stored cool. Nevertheless, this is only true until a certain point. Firstly, Pumpkin Seed Oil should never freeze which comes with about 3°F (-16°C). Secondly real Pumpkin Seed Oil can flocculate when it gets to cold. When it flocculates parts of the nutrients clump together into a floc. The floc may then settle to the bottom of the bottle, which is visible with the naked eye. If this happened don´t worry! You still can use the oil, though the awesome clean pumpkin seed oil taste with the kind nutty aroma probably will be gone.
Why should I always close the bottle after using it?
This is because of the air, precisely because of the oxygen. Oxygen is one of the major factors why Pumpkin Oil turns bad. Further factors are hot temperatures and direct sun light. If a bottle is closed always well and stored under preferably constant temperatures between 50°- 64°F (10°-18°C) it will last fresh for much longer then the officially stated minimum durability of 1 year.
How do store the oil correctly?
All in all, store your oil at a cool place with optimally constant temperatures between 50°- 64°F (10°-18°C) or protect it at least from heat. At a dark place, precisely without direct sunlight. And keep the bottle closed. You should use an open bottle in approximately 3 months up, depending on the conditions it is stored.
How can I use Pumpkin Seed Oil for baking and warm dishes if the oil gets damaged above 248°F (120°C)?
What is the minimum durability of the product?
The official stated minimum durability for our Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil P.G.I. is at least one year from the date on it was pressed. We try to press our Pumpkin Seed Oil always as fresh as possible. Nevertheless, if the Seed Oil is stored under optimal conditions, meaning at a cool constant temperature, but not to cold / not in the fridge. At a dark place without direct sunlight and closed. It stays much longer fresh and fit for consumption then this officially stated one year.
If you are not sure your Pumpkin Seed Oil is fine anymore, just smell at it. Is there still the clean fresh pumpkin seed oil aroma with the kind nutty tone or does it even already turn rancid?
Which vinegar should I use for the salad dressing with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil?
There are several vinegars that harmonize greatly with Pumpkin Seed Oil. For that reason, there is not only one perfect combination. In Styria very popular are combinations with premium balsamic vinegar and first-class apple cider vinegar, but much more combinations are used.
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I don´t eat so much salad, why should I buy a bottle of Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil?
Simply because there is a wide range of awesome dishes with Pumpkin seed oil and almost no one likes to eat every day exact the same thing with exact the same taste. A few examples are: Styrian sour beef, vanilla ice cream with Styrian Pumpkin Seed Oil, pumpkin seed oil scrambled eggs, pumpkin oil dumplings, steak with seed oil, guacamole or avocado with the Oil, Pumpkin Seed Oil polenta, cakes with Pumpkin Oil, or with cream cheese. And many more! Click here to see much more delicious dishes