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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.
Product of organic farming
Average nutritional analysis for 100 ml
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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.