History of the Argan Tree
6th April 2016
Composition and Benefits of Argan Oil
6th April 2016

How is Argan oil made?

Every September the fruits are picked off the tree by hand and the crop is left to dry for more than four months and when ready, the pulp is removed from the core. The shells of the fruit are broken, using a traditional manual method of splitting with stones by hand to individually extract the kernel inside.

Every September the fruits are picked off the tree by hand and the crop is left to dry for more than four months and when ready, the pulp is removed from the core. The shells of the fruit are broken, using a traditional manual method of splitting with stones by hand to individually extract the kernel inside. The seeds are then ground to a paste that is cold pressed to extract the Argan oil. This laborious process can take up to 20 hours and 30kg of fruit to produce a single litre of Argan oil. This lengthy process involves skilled handwork that has passed down from generations. Only the women are involved in the production which gives them a good source of income which in turn gains them their independence.

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