The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company specializes specifically in growing a special variety of heirloom pumpkin originating in the founding family's homeland Slovenia. The Styrian Pumpkin is a unique pumpkin grown specifically for its seeds as the flesh is bitter and not edible. The seeds are grown without an outer shell or husk, meaning they are fresh and highly nutritious.
In Slovenia and Austria, Styrian pumpkin seeds and pumpkin seed oil are quite common. The seed originated through a natural mutation some 300 years ago in the Styrian Region of Austria and Slovenia.
The dark green seeds have a nutty flavour and are known for their high magnesium, zinc, potassium and oil content.
The initial intention for the business was to make traditional pumpkin seed oil. However, over the years we have developed a variety of delicious flavoured pumpkin seeds including roasted, salted, smoked, chilli, cajun and chocolate coated, as well as the pumpkin seed oil.