100% natural, the virgin Argan oil is extracted from the oleaginous almond of the Argan tree fruits.
For thousands of years, the Berber women of the Atlas Mountains range have produced this oil
for the local population's food needs and also for their skin care, hair care and nail care...

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Obviously, virgin Argan oil possesses natural virtues confirmed by several scientific
studies conducted both in Europe and in Morocco. Its major biochemical conponents
are recognized for their beneficial effects on health. Of an Oleic - Linoleic type, it is
rich in unsaturated essential fatty acids, in Tocopherols, in Polyphenols, and in Sterols.

COMPOSITION OF ARGAN OIL (indicative value):
Linoleic acid (poly-unsaturated):
35 %
Oleic acid (mono-unsaturated):
45 %
Tocopherols (vitamin E):
62 mg. / 100 g.
Polyphenols:
5,6 mg. / 100 g.
Carotenes:
300 mg. / 100 g.
Sterols:
160 mg. / 100 g.
Terpenic:
150 mg. / 100 g.

LINOLEIC ACID
Originating exclusively from a plant food source, Linoleic acid is the most sought after
of the poly-unsaturated essential fatty acids. It represents a third of the total composition of
Argan oil. The recommended daily consumption of this fatty acid is 5 to 6 grams; therefore the
daily use of just 2-3 centiliters of this oil in a day will satisfy the Linoleic acid needs of a healthy diet.



TOCOPHEROLS
Tocopherols, the source of vitamin E, celebrated for delaying aging in cells,
are the second major biochemical component of virgin Argan oil (620 Mg. in a kilogram).
Vitamin E contributes to the steady development of all the body's systems,
and also stimulates properties of the cells' anti-oxidant defences.


argan's fruits
argan's fruits


COMPOSITION IN FATTY ACIDS:
C16:0:
12,2 %
C16:1:
..0,04 %
C18:0:
..6,2 %
C18:1 (oleic acid):
44,8 %
C18:2 (linoleic acid):
35,2 %
C18:3:
..0,1 %
C20:0:
..0,4 %
C20:1:
..0,4 %

By lowering the serum cholesterol levels in the human body, essential fatty acids
prevent arterial plaquing and thus reduce the risk of cardiovascular illnesses.
Prolonged deficiency in essential fatty acid also causes the premature aging of the skin.




To conclude, virgin Argan oil is well balanced in essential fatty acids and possesses several
components with recognized biological properties: Tocopherols, Beta-carotene, Poly-phenols,
Sterols, Terpenic... This biochemical composition confers on it great dietary qualities.
Argan oil has already attracted important cosmetic laboratories that use it in their
dermatological health product lines (parsimoniously and often in a converted form).

All these natural virtues would almost make us forget the main use of this virgin oil: cooking...



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