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Aug 14, 2006 03:17 PM

Looking for a place to buy Styrian pumpkin seed oil

Does anybody know a good place to find this? Preferably downtown (below 14th), and preferably at a moderate price. Also would be willing to travel to a borough if absolutely necessary.


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  1. Sorry can't answer your question but I'm curious. What is Styrian pumpkin seed oil? What do you use it for? thanks....

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    1. re: fauchon

      It's a dark green, almost black oil made from pumpkin seeds. It is a specialty of the Styria region of Austria. The flavor is very intense, but I'm not good at describing it exactly (sorry!).It's very tasty on greens, with a touch of salt and pepper. It can also be used basically as-is as a sauce for vegys or mild-flavored fish. I'm sure there are other uses for it as well.

    2. Kalustyan's has pumpkin seed oil, though not sure if it is exactly what you're looking for.

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      1. re: BackyardChef

        Yes, Kalustyan has the Styrian kind--I almost bought some last week but I was put off by the price.

      2. Dean & DeLuca almost certainly has it; Sur La Table might. Garden of Eden on 14th St. probably too, maybe even Whole Foods. Beware, however, that US regs don't require dates on this sort of product and while the European bottles have a space for it, they rarely include it on the exports we get. Not that dates on oil are usually a huge deal, but presumably you know pumpkin seed oil is relatively short-lived - in short it's often in questionable shape by the time you get it home. I don't know what WF return policy is like but it's probably better than D&D and Garden of Eden, so that might be a good first choice.

        1. Styria (Steuermark) is fairly close to Hungary--try the Yorkville Meat Emporium around 80th or 81st St. and 2nd Avenue.

          1. Please let us know if you do find it, and how it is. I've bought little bottles of it at Gourmet Garage and Dean and Deluca before, but this stuff is extremely perishable and has always tasted less-than-fresh if not outright rancid. It probably belongs in the fridge.