Liquid Gold of Morocco
Argan trees are found in a semi-desert region of southwestern Morocco and produce the Argan kernels, which are used to make Argan oil. Argan oil is popular in gastronomy for its rich taste, wonderful aroma and many health benefits. The culinary version is typically lightly toasted and similar to other nut oils, such as sesame and hazelnut. The cosmetic version is typically lighter in color with a milder aroma and has been used for centuries for natural skin care, natural hair care and alternative medicine. Argan oil is traditionally referred to as “liquid gold” because it is packed with vitamins A, E and C, antioxidants and omega-6 fatty acids that are essential for healthy skin and hair and are used to protect against environmental damage and premature aging.