KernAktuell April 2022, News
Styrian State Award 2022
14 gold medals for Estyria pumpkin seed oils
All fourteen of the Styrian PGI pumpkin seed oils we submitted for the 2022 State Award were awarded prizes – and are authorised to bear the gold badge.
New regulations for trademarks
When using the gold badge, brands must now also name Estyria Naturprodukte GmbH on the label as the oil mill. Before now, it was not necessary to name Estyria as manufacturer when using the badge.
Ein kleiner Einblick
The biggest contract grower
of oil pumpkins PGI
Alwera AG, Estyria’s parent company, is responsible for production of the raw goods via a contract farming system. The two companies have for some years maintained the largest PDI area of oil pumpkin in Austria and they know the fields and the farmers personally.Read more
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.Read more