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The argan tree with its wide spreading, shady crown is one of the oldest trees in the world. Today it grows only in southwestern Morocco and is protected by UNESCO. Argan Oil is known from natural cosmetics and is also traditionally used as food.
Together with our Moroccan trading partner, we support the care and reforestation of argan trees. They not only curb further desert encroachment, but also guarantee local women a secure income. The so-called Berber women open the seeds of the argan fruits in traditional manual labour. The two to three oily almonds contained are then gently cold pressed once. About 35 kilogrammes of fruit are needed for one litre of Argan Oil, which is why it is one of the most expensive oils in the world.
Recipe ideas and use of Virgin Argan Oil
Virgin Argan Oil may be heated and is suitable for baking. In Europe, Argan Oil is considered a gourmet oil for sophisticated gastronomy, on a par with caviar and truffles. The mildly nutty oil gives salads, vegetable dishes and desserts an authentic, oriental touch.
Product of organic farming
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
** % of daily reference intake (adults)
What does cold pressing mean?
"Cold pressing" assumes that no external heat is added. When we cold-press oils, the temperature is monitored and we ensure that no high temperatures are reached. We can therefore guarantee that the quality of the oil is not impaired.
What does "virgin" mean in the context of oils?
A virgin oil is a cooking oil which is obtained exclusively using mechanical processes without preheating the raw materials. It is not subjected to chemical or thermal treatment or to any other refinement process and thus preserves its authentic, natural taste and the essential components of the raw material. This also makes it suitable for eating raw.