You can taste that we care.
Quality from the outset
Steirerkraft natural products are produced in line with the strictest quality criteria. Only specially selected, high quality raw materials based on transparent production procedures are processed in Styria to make Steirerkraft products. We combine traditional and modern in our manufacturing processes. We only work with the very best raw materials from contract farmers. We know our contract farmers and their fields personally.
Our raw materials and stages of processing are subject to strict ongoing controls. And you can taste it in the flavour!
Steirerkraft represents natural enjoyment, diversity and added value. Our Styrian pumpkin seed oil PGI is made exclusively from pumpkins which have been grown in the traditional EU-protected PGI area. We continue to rely on the production of pumpkin seed oil PGI by open roasting pans, individual roasting by experienced oilmillers and traditional Styrian punch pressing processes. All of the pumpkin seed snacks are also sourced purely from original Styrian oil pumpkins. Steirerkraft scarlet runner beans PDO are 100 % original and Styrian scarlet runner beans too are a traditional product. The same applies to our Styrian polenta and Styrian apple chips.
Honest, Styrian, Steirerkraft.
100 % Steirerkraft
From the seeds to the contract farming and from the production of top quality products to international marketing – Estyria Naturprodukte GmbH is a one-stop-shop for everything concerning Steirerkraft. Our partners benefit from our specialist expertise and extensive value creation at every level.
Traditional and modern!All stages of the production process, from preparation of the raw materials to the final product, take place at Europe’s most modern pumpkin production facility. Ultra-modern equipment, decades of experience and traditional methods all go hand-in-hand here.
Styrian contract farmingSteirerkraft products are produced natural, sustainable and free of genetic engineering – and, of course, with great love and care. And this all starts in the field. Producing natural top quality products means taking responsibility for nature and farming. We therefore source all of our raw materials for our products from authentic contract farming. We maintain close ties with our farmers and know from the outset where and how our raw materials are developing.
The flavour of finest quality.
The pumpkin seed oil which has won most awards
Steirerkraft pumpkin seed oil PGI is the most-decorated Styrian pumpkin seed oil in Europe. The Styrian pumpkin seed oil PGI has been awarded the renowned gold medal from the German Agricultural Society (DLG) several times up to 2017. Estyria was also recognised for this consistent high quality in 2018. In 2017, the company received the Styrian State Prize in gold for the 17th time! And in the Gault Millau 2016 guide, Steirerkraft pumpkin seed oil PGI is recognised and recommended as a top product.
Styrian pumpkin seed oil PGI
Produced with care
The pressing of pumpkin seed oil requires a great deal of experience and care and is carried out by hand. Our pumpkin seed oil is produced using a traditional Styrian stamp pressing process.
The pumpkin seeds are chopped small and mixed with water and salt to form a dough. The mixture is then roasted in a roasting pan until the ideal pressing point is reached.
The warm pumpkin seed mass is then pressed carefully using a traditional stamp press as part of a long process, without any additional heating. This releases the thick dark green oil.
After pressing, the pumpkin seed oil is stored in a tank for 7 days. During this time, all of the suspended solids and fibre residue sink to the bottom as part of a natural process.
After checking the quality of the oil, the bottling takes place under hygienic conditions, without the addition of any additives or preservatives.