AUSTRALIAN PUMPKIN SEED COMPANY
From Mt Hotham: 82km – 1hr19min From Falls Creek: via Kiewa Valley Highway 90km - 1hr27min
How much do you know about Pumpkin Seeds? You’re probably thinking, ‘what is there to know?’ I bet you didn’t know they’re a health food and can and are used in body products. The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company is the only Australian grower of pumpkin seeds and the demand for the product is growing exponentially. Using European styrian pumpkins the company produces oil with health benefits that help kidney function, cholesterol and male prostate disorders. They produce seed and nut meal and flavoured pumpkin seeds, including chocolate coated, roasted, salted, smoked, or spiced. The Artisan Oil Mill is another part of The Australian Pumpkin Seed Company as they also press apricots, hazelnuts and walnuts into oil. At their shop in Ovens you can taste all their products and see what happens on the factory floor, where oil is pressed and packets filled, while learning about the benefits of pumpkin seeds over a coffee or hot chocolate.