Argan Oil: History in a Nutshell

Argan Oil (or oleo de Argan, and huile d’argan) is a natural vegetable oil extracted from the fruits of the Argan tree (Argania Spinosa).

The Argan tree oil is slightly darker than almond oil, with a golden tinge (if cosmetic) or a red/orange touch (if culinary) and has amazing and versatile benefits.

Argan oil has been produced by the locals for centuries, yet remained a well-kept “secret” known only to the indigenous in Morocco and was (and still is) used for domestic purposes here in the region for:

One of the prominent culinary uses of Argan oil in many Moroccan households is the sweet delicacy called Amlou.

That’s a mixture of ground roasted almonds, honey and Argan oil.

This delicious mixture is usually served for breakfast often as a dip for home-baked bread accompanied by the traditional Moroccan peppermint tea.

There are claims that Argan oil was sold by merchants in the Mediterranean region around the 12 Century BC.

Today, the Argan tree oil is the rarest vegetable oil out there because of scarcity of the Argan trees.

In the last decade, Argan oil made the rounds and attracted many western cosmetic companies as well as culinary concerns thanks to its multifarious uses and benefits.

These include the modern exquisite cuisine as well as health-care, personal-care and cosmetic industries.

Now the Argania Spinosa oil is widely used to manufacture a wide palette of products therein, as there’s no other natural cosmetic product with such a wide range of usages similar to the Argan oil out there.

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  1. Why visitors still use to read news papers when in this technological world all is accessible on net?|

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    These are facts of argan oil found online…you have got costmetic and culinary and yours says 100% pure and organic argan oil. Is it a diluted version? Also yours appears to be in clear bottle which the above site claims thats not conducive for the pure undiluted authentic argan oil. I am a first time user and i need to confirm the authetic stuff

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      Hi Bolababz,

      This is your 4th comment asking about the exact and same thing – so please refer to our answers on your previous comments 🙂

      Cheers!

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      You’re welcome.
      We’ve sent you an email that might help you further in your research, as posting it here would go far beyond a comment’s scoop 😉

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