<PRESS> Edible cosmetic oil “Pumpkin Seed Oil” is now on sale to the general public on the international purchasing EC site “World MD”

Starting June 24th, Optimizer Co., Ltd. (Minato-ku, Tokyo) will undergo a major renewal of its international purchasing e-commerce site "World MD" (http://worldmd.info/), which introduces the best recommended products from embassies around the world. We have started selling various edible cosmetic oils to the general public, including "Pumpkin Seed Oil" from Slovenia.

[What is edible cosmetic oil “Pumpkin Seed Oil” that makes your body beautiful from the inside out?]

<The health benefits of rich nutrients are certified by the German Ministry of Health>

パンプキンシードオイルPumpkin Seed Oil is an edible cosmetic oil produced by roasting and cold-pressing 100% pumpkin seeds, which are used for Halloween, etc., and is provided by GEA, a company located in the Republic of Slovenia in Europe. As the only oil manufacturer in Slovenia, we have been producing the highest European standards of oil for over 110 years, and as a result of our unique traditional manufacturing methods and continued commitment to quality and safety, we have received EU PGI quality certification*.

Pumpkin seeds contain nutrients such as beta-carotene, vitamin E, minerals, and plant sterols, and were developed in 1978 as an effective treatment for prostatic hyperplasia and hair loss in men and menopausal symptoms in women. , licensed by the German Ministry of Health.
■Recommended usage examples: vanilla ice cream, galette, yogurt, pizza

[Edible cosmetic oil lineup (partial)]

1) Olive oil herb

<Extra virgin olive oil containing 3 types of natural herbs>

An edible cosmetic oil containing extra virgin olive oil and three types of natural herbs (rosemary, bay leaf, and savory). The calming, relaxing and beauty effects of herbal oils due to their blood circulation and metabolism promoting effects have been talked about in women's magazines.
■Recommended usage examples: salads, pasta, grilled dishes


2) Walnut oil

<Made from 100% German walnuts>

Edible cosmetic oil made from cold-pressed 100% walnuts. It is said that the optimal ratio of omega-3 and omega-6, which are essential fatty acids for modern people, should be taken in a ratio of 1:4 (Ministry of Health and Welfare, Lifestyle-related Disease Control Office). GEA's walnut oil contains 12g of omega-3 and 61g of omega-6 (per 100g). It is also recommended for people who want to lower their cholesterol and triglyceride levels and are concerned about obesity (California Walnut Association).
■Recommended usage examples: salads, grilled dishes, roasted dishes

3) Olive oil truffles

<Extra virgin olive oil using Italian white truffles as a natural flavor>

This edible cosmetic oil is made by adding the flavor of white truffle, which is famous as one of the world's top three delicacies, to extra virgin olive oil. By adding the mellow aroma of white truffles to your everyday dishes, you can enjoy a slightly luxurious feeling.
■Recommended usage examples: baguettes, roast dishes



[What is the international purchasing e-commerce site World MD?]

``World MD'' is an international purchasing e-commerce site that continues to grow as a wholesale B2B model that works with embassies around the world to find the world's finest products. In order to allow more people to try various "hidden gems" that have not been introduced in Japan until now, we have launched a general e-commerce site for the world's finest products since June 24, 2016, with a sales site for general consumers. The site has been renewed. We offer carefully selected products recommended by embassies from over 15 countries.

■URL: http://worldmd.info/

*Cooperating embassies (in alphabetical order)
Azerbaijan, America, Italy, Indonesia, Australia, South Korea, Costa Rica, Colombia, Slovenia, Dominica, Turkey, Hungary, Philippines, Bolivia, Jordan

[What is the Republic of Slovenia and GEA?]

The Republic of Slovenia, where GEA is located, is located almost in the center of Europe, bordering the Alps to the north and the Adriatic Sea of the Mediterranean Sea to the south, a country similar to Shikoku in Japan. This year marks the 25th anniversary of the founding of the country.

In fact, there are many local dishes that use buckwheat flour, which is familiar to Japanese people, and there is a custom of pouring pumpkin seed oil on galettes (crepes made with buckwheat flour). Slovenia's soba production is 3,000 tons, and the consumption per person is about 1.5 kg per year, which is 1.5 times more than Japanese people, and they like soba even more than Japanese people.

GEA was founded in Slovenia in 1904. Since then, for over 110 years, we have continued to focus on unique traditional manufacturing methods, quality and safety, and as the only oil manufacturer in Slovenia, we have continued to produce oil of the highest standards that are recognized by the EU.

*PGI (Protected Geographical Indication): What is protected geographical indication?

(Article 5(2) of Regulation (EU) No 1151/2012 of the European Parliament and of the Council)
A system for quality assurance and country of origin certification of food products stipulated by EU law in the European Union (EU). It is a system that guarantees that products are produced in a certain region, specific place, or country, have unique quality and reputation due to the geographical origin, and that production, processing, or adjustment is carried out in that region (Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Policy on Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries) Excerpt from the Institute).

URL: http://ec.europa.eu/agriculture/quality/schemes/index_en.htm

[Optimizer Co., Ltd. Company Profile]

Optimizer is a comprehensive marketing company that has been in business for 12 years. We are developing a variety of businesses that fully utilize marketing theory to connect businesses and consumers, including a ``web optimization consulting business'' that makes full use of cutting-edge web technology and an ``energy management business'' in conjunction with electricity liberalization. As part of our ``global distribution business,'' we are developing the market as the general agent in Japan for ``Mud Pie,'' which is popular for baby clothes and women's fashion, and working with embassies of various countries to sell overseas products domestically.

■ Company name: Optimizer Co., Ltd.
■ Address: 1-1-7 Moto-Akasaka, Minato-ku, Tokyo Orient Akasaka Motoside Building 2F
■Representative Director: Shusaku Tagawa
■URL: http://www.optimizer.co.jp/

[Inquiries regarding this press release]

Optimizer Inc.
Public relations person: Shimohira
Tel: 03-4405-9595
(We also accept inquiries regarding information on rare products from around the world.)