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Argan oil, green gold of Morocco

24 April, 2012 ,

Argan oil is extracted from the fruit of the argan tree that grows only in southwestern Morocco. For many generations, Berber women have picked these precious fruits, peeled them and crushed the nut to remove the kernel, which is the source of the oil.

There are two types of argan oil:

  • huile-dargan2 A darker and nutty-flavoured cooking oil, which is extracted from the roasted kernels. It is rich in good fatty acids and vitamin E. It is used raw, especially for flavouring dishes or in salads because it does not tolerate high temperatures;
  • A lighter-coloured cosmetic oil, used for regenerating skin, strengthening hair and for protection against sun and wind.

Of late, this oil has become so fashionable in the West that demand has made the prices skyrocket and increased the number of fakes. In Canada, you can expect to pay between $ 23 and $ 25 for a 250ml bottle of “real” cooking oil.

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2 Responses to “Argan oil, green gold of Morocco”

May 03, 2012 at 6:25 am, jacksonsims said:

Argan oil is produced from the fruit of the argan shrub that develops only in north western Morocco,that is source of oil. They are two types of oil: 1.A darker and nutty-flavoured cooking oil 2.A lighter-coloured cosmetic oil.

August 20, 2014 at 9:31 am, argan oil said:

Despite the high price of argan oil due to its rarity, argan oil production also
helps empower women in Morocco, especially the Berber women. In a few ways, it works like some other hair oils, but it gives you
distinct advantages which make it a lot better than the
other essential oils. If you have not tried utilizing this
oil yet, try it and see for oneself.

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