Collection: Babica

Based in Zreče, Slovenia, Babica is a woman-led pumpkin seed oil company founded in 2022. Inspired by the cooking and lifestyle of grannies across the Adriatic, Babica crafts rich, nutty oils from locally sourced and roasted pumpkin seeds. Founders Zala and Tash infuse their personal histories and passions into the brand. Zala grew up in Slovenia, where pumpkin seed oil was a staple in her family's meals, while Tash, a California native, discovered the oil's unique flavor and quickly fell in love with it. Together, they are dedicated to sharing this beloved ingredient with the world.

Babica's oils are Štajersko Prekmursko PGI-certified and produced in micro-batches to ensure the highest quality and freshness without preservatives. The production process, from selecting ripe seeds to roasting and pressing, honors traditional methods and artisanal craftsmanship passed down through generations. Babica collaborates with local farmers, ensuring high standards at every step.

Sustainability is at the heart of Babica's mission. The company uses circular packaging and partners with small, local retailers and restaurants. Every element of Babica's product, from seeds to hand-labeled cans, reflects a commitment to quality, community, and environmental responsibility. Babica is more than a pumpkin seed oil company; it’s a heartfelt tribute to the women who have shaped the founders' lives and a celebration of the rich culinary traditions of the Adriatic region.

Zala Gomboc, Natasha Verdon
Pumpkin seed oil