KernAktuell July 2020, News

Pumpkin Seed Report 2020

We answer your questions

In recent weeks we have gathered information from all over the world, evaluated it and combined it with our own data. Our seed technicians who send seed all over Europe, our field production staff who look after all our contract farmers year-round, and of course our international trade department with its wide network have contributed their latest information and above all their experience. This has resulted in the best market assessment for shell-free pumpkin seeds that you can get your hands on as a basis for decision making.

The more information purchasing managers have about the answers to these questions, the more surely they can guarantee their companies full production lines and shelves of safe, legal raw materials and products at the right price and of the required quality. The best decisions are founded on the best information. In its absence, rumours flourish and the wrong decisions end up being taken.

You can request the Pumpkin Seed Report now.

The Alwera AG (seed production) with its subsidiaries Estyria (food), Partners in Bio (organic food), Saatzucht Gleisdorf (breeding), Milteco (food technology) and Ascon 3 (harvesting technology) is the best in Europe at bringing together knowledge of everything to do with pumpkin seeds. Since fake news often circulate in our sector, we decided to publish a special report entirely devoted to pumpkin seeds once a year. We aim to provide succinct, relevant and meaningful information that is tailored to buyers’ information needs and attractively presented.

We pay close attention to trends in growing areas and expected availabilities in Europe, which can hold some surprises even for experts. We take a detailed look at how crops are progressing and analyse the mood in the most important growing regions. In addition, we describe how contract prices are developing and provide our assessment of the trend of import prices. The Estyria Pumpkin Seed Report 2020 is rounded off by a summary of the current challenges in product safety and information on current trade barriers and on trends in variety development


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Traditional Styrian
stamp press process

While modernity has brought progress in many areas, the traditional Styrian stamp press process is still the best way of making pumpkin seed oil. The main difference between this and other pressing methods is that we work with open roasting pans. At our plant, people check when the pumpkin seeds are perfectly roasted and so will yield the very best oil. This enables our experienced oil millers to produce the pumpkin seed oil that has won more prizes than any other – and which as a result of this type of pressing retains all the natural constituents. The untreated oil is not filtered; the particles that make it cloudy settle naturally when the oil is left to rest.

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