Definition

Styrian Gold pumpkin seed oil is a dark green, unrefined oil produced exclusively from the seeds of Styrian Gold pumpkins in the Steiermark province of Austria.

Health considerations

Styrian Gold oil is, like other pumpkin seed oils, predominantly linoleic and oleic acids (49% and 33% respectively), with smaller amounts of palmitic, stearic, and myristic fatty acids. Styrian oil is a moderate source of vitamin E, vitamin A, various carotenoids, and iodine. Styrian Gold oil may be beneficial in managing precancerous growth of prostate tissue and urinary incontinence, and may have an antiestrogenic effect by preventing conversion of testosterone to an estrogen.

Keep in mind

Styrian pumpkin seed oil is origin protected with Protected Geographical Indication; it must contain indication of certification as a product of Steiermark, Austria on the label.

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References

Nutrition Research and Practice
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology
European Journal of Lipid Science and Technology 2
Styrian Gold

Alternative Spellings and Names

Styrian pumpkin oil

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