Argan Oil

Product of organic farming

JPEGThe Argan tree, with its large shade giving leaves, is one of the oldest species of tree on earth. Slowly disappearing completely, it is now only found in south-west Morocco. Several projects have been launched to save the tree which is now protected by UNESCO.

Argan trees can fruit several times a year. The flesh of the fruit is similar to that of olives but is inedible for humans, and it is the stones which are used for producing oil.

Berber women crack the nuts by hand between two stones to extract the two or three oil-containing kernels, and then, according to Berber practice, they are lightly roasted before being pressed. About 35 kg of fruit yields one litre of oil.

Our organic argan oil comes from an oil mill in Morocco where argan oil production assures the local population of revenue and the reforestation and maintenance of this endangered species also prevents the encroachment of the desert.

Gourmet Tip

In the traditional Berber method, the kernels are roasted before being pressed; this gives a nutty flavour with an eastern note. Argan oil is ideal not only for North African specialities but also for salads, lentils, egg dishes, pancakes and other desserts.

Health Tip

Argan oil is made up of more than 80 % unsaturated fatty acids, mainly oleic and linoleic, and is naturally rich in anti-oxidants.

Consumer Tip

This oil is suitable for vegetarians and vegans. For the detailed product overview follow this Link.

Nutrition Information for 100 ml
Energy 3404 kJ (828 kcal)
Fat of which 92 g
Saturated fatty acids 17 g
Monounsaturated fatty acids 42 g
Polyunsaturated fatty acids 33 g
Protein, carbohydrates, sodium, fibres 0 g
Vitamin E (alpha tocopherol equivalent) 6 mg*

* Corresponds to 50 % of the recommended daily allowance

 250 ml 
3 L. Oil in Box 1 L. 1 L. 0.5 L. 0.5 L. 400 ml 250 ml 250 ml 250 ml 200 ml 100 ml

Argan oil does resist heat but it is a shame to use it for cooking. Try pouring a little on your cooked dishes just before serving them.

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