The Argan tree (Argania Spinosa) grows exclusively in Morocco, in some of the harshest environments on earth, and can flourish up to 200 years. As a rare and endangered species, the argan forest was declared an International Biosphere Reserve by UNESCO in 1998.
Intrigued by this mysterious phenomenon, the ancient locals started investigating, and concluded that the secret of the tree’s survival lies in its fruit. A tree can produce up to 8 kg of fruit per year, i.e. an average of 128,000 tonnes per year for all the Moroccan argan trees.
Argan oil, cosmetic or culinary, is made from the kernel found inside the argan tree fruit, native to south-west Morocco, primarily a Berber region. Women crack open the argan nut between stones to extract the kernel, which is then cold pressed. It has been nicknamed ‘liquid gold’.
ARGATLAS offers two range of argan oil: Cosmetic Argan oil or Culinary Argan oil.