Besides being a revolutionary beauty booster argan oil is also a heart-healthy delicacy that women across the Mediterranean countries have used for centuries in their daily diet and beauty rituals for vibrant, healthy-looking skin and hair.
This Moroccan Golden Oil, which is only found in Southern Morocco, is gaining world-wide reputation as an ingredient in high-end personal-care products, but also as a heart-healthy gourmet product. To make authentic Moroccan Culinary argan oil the argan nuts are lightly toasted before cold-pressing and this gives the oil its characteristic golden brown color and rare-exotic nutty aroma. The 100% pure argan oil used for cosmetic purposes is basically the same oil as the culinary, except that it's not toasted before being cold pressed.
Chefs, top gourmets and travelled or enlightened cooks having been trying to get their hands on this rare delicacy for years. Argan oil has a characteristic nutty flavour and enhances the taste and aroma of almost all salads and is excellent on fish and meat dishes!
Eating dietary fats on daily bases is necessary to maintain healthy testosterone levels and argan oil, besides being packed with Vitamin E, is the perfect source of monounsaturated and saturated fatty acids. And don't be afraid of getting heart disease or gaining weight from eating fats, because those myths have been debunked by science many times!
Argan oil has an important socio-economic function in Morocco. In 2015 an estimated 2.2 million people lived of the production of this golden oil and most of the argan oil is produced by a number of women's co-operatives, which have been aided by support from within Morocco and international organisations. Employment in the co-operatives provides women with a steady income, which many have used to pay of eduction and health for themselves and family. It provides women wit a degree of autonomy in a traditionally male-dominated society.