argan oil


Argan oil comes from the nuts of the Argan tree which grows exclusively in the south western part of Morocco. Nearly all the available argan oil is produced by a Berber women's co-operative called Targanine. The fruits of the tree are green, and resemble large, slightly rounded olives. Inside the fleshy covering is a hard shell containing up to three kernels from which the oil is extracted. The oil was extracted after the kernel has been roasted, ground and mixed with water to form a dough. It is recommended that the oil is added to foods which have already been cooked to add flavour and perhaps very sparingly in salads. It should not be used for frying.

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