Rich in unsaturated fatty acids and natural antioxidants

Argan Oil

· virgin ·
100 ml

The argan tree with its broad, shade-providing treetop is one of the oldest trees of the world. Today, argan can only be found in southwestern Morocco, where its forests are designated as a UNESCO biosphere reserve.

Together with our Moroccan trade partner, we support the cultivation and reforestation of argans. Not only do the trees prevent a further desertification, they also provide a secure income for the local women. The women of an indigenous ethnic group known as Berbers crack open the hard nuts by hand, according to tradition. The two to three oil-rich seeds are then gently cold pressed. It takes approximately 35 kilograms of fruit to receive one liter of argan oil, that is why it is among the world’s most expensive oils.

In Europe, argan oil is much appreciated as a gourmet oil for modern haute cuisine and put on a par with caviar and truffle. The mild nutty oil gives an authentically oriental flavor to salads, vegetables, and desserts.

Argan oil consists of over 80% unsaturated fatty acids, mainly oleic and linoleic acid. It is rich in natural antioxidants, which are rather rare in other vegetable oils. 
 

Origin
Morocco
Feeding Instructions
Suitable for vegetarians, vegans and a raw food diet.
Allergy Notes
Produced in a factory where peanuts, sesame seeds and nuts are handled.
Storage Information
Store at room temperature and out of direct sunlight.
Smoke Point
Heat with great care.

Product of organic farming

energy
3404 kJ (828 kcal)
fat
92 g
of which saturates
17 g
of which mono-unsaturated
42 g
of which polyunsaturated
33 g
carbohydrates
0 g
of which sugars
0 g
protein
0 g
salt
0 g
vitamin E
6 mg
(50 % **)

Average nutritional values per 100 ml / 3.38 fl oz
** Percentage of reference intake of an average adult.

gourmet

A Berber Breaktfast

Our characteristic argan oil doesn't need much to surprise you with its unique flavor. Just fresh bread and a hint of lemon.

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