The beginnings of the Fram Oil Factory date back to 1750, which makes this oil factory in Fram the oldest one in Slovenia, and possibly in Europe too. We manufacture and sell high quality edible oils, produced in traditional ways.
Our pumpkin seed oil is not refined before it is bottled, but only filtered in a natural way through the deposition of small fragments at the bottom of the decanting barrels.
Tradition and small secrets in the processing of pumpkin seeds are passed on from one generation to another, thus giving origin to an excellent pumpkin seed oil.
Centuries have perfected our producers, making them incomparable on either side of the Slovenian border.
Organoleptic properties and production
Extra virgin pumpkin seed oil is dark green, almost black in colour. It has a rich and unique flavour, with a touch of caramel and aroma of the crust of freshly baked bread.
It is produced from the seeds of a special variety of pumpkin, which is green and yellow on the outside and orange on the inside. The pumpkin seeds are not used solely for producing oil, but also in diet, seeing as they represent a rich source of fatty omega acids, vitamins and minerals.
Pumpkin seed oil cannot be made from fresh, recently collected seeds. They have to be washed, dried and roasted at temperatures that do not exceed 95 degrees. From warm seeds the oil is made without the use of chemical additives but only by high-pressure processing them (at approximately 350 bar).
Extra virgin pumpkin seed oil has been used in Eastern Europe, India and America for many centuries, namely in cuisine, pharmacology and cosmetics. It has a favourable effect on people's health. This concentrate of life energy has a high content of unsaturated fatty acids, minerals, especially potassium, phosphorus and selenium, proteins, carbohydrates, lecithin, an excellent selection of important fatty acids Omega 3 and 6, vitamins E, A, C and B-group vitamins. It has a positive effect on the prostate and regulates the urological tract since even a teaspoon of oil a day alleviates the pain. Alongside the preventive and curative purpose, pumpkin seed oil has other positive effects:
- reduces blood cholesterol
- prevents atherosclerosis
- boosts immune system
- has positive effects on eyesight
- has positive effects on the mood
- facilitates learning and concentration skills
- has favourable effects on intestinal flora
- has favourable effects on dry, cracked skin
- has favourable effects on fertility in adults.
The number of favourable effects of pumpkin seed oil is increasing all the time as a result of new research. At the same time, pumpkin seed oil is very flavoursome and gives all dishes a unique taste; it could be called 'savoury oil'.
Pumpkin seed oil of the Štajersko-Prekmurje region is a certified foodstuff, certified by the certification body Bureau Veritas d. o. o. for the geographical indication under the certificate number PKP-013/2005.
Geographical indication, Republic of Slovenia
Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food
Fram mills (our) pumpkin seed oil is available in all major and minor retail chains in Slovenia, there it is often presented with tastings and other forms of promotion.
In 2008 we have expanded our market of pumpkin seed oil to Eastern European countries: Lithuania, Latvia, Estonia and Ukraine, and this year also to the Russian Federation.
At the headquarters of the Fram mills is also operating industrial shop, which is during the week open every day between 7:00 and 13:30. In the store are available all products at affordable prices. In addition we also offer a replacement for oil seeds.
Mill Fram also invites travel agencies and tour groups to visit the mill. Visit of tourist groups is possible on prior reservation. We can also prepare a degustation of pumpkin seed oil.
For more information call us on +386 (0) 2 60 14 710 or contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org