Argan oil, treasure of Marrakech

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Argan oil, treasure of Marrakech

A traditional and fine product that is sought after for gustatory and cosmetic properties as well as medicinal use.

Yesterday, Moroccan sultans made it a gift to European leaders. Trade has since developed in Marrakech around this exceptional elixir, the fabrication of which rests exclusively upon the shoulders of craftswomen working daily in cooperatives. This plant oil is extracted from a hard-shelled nut, covered by the pulp of the fruit growing on argan trees.
When used for cooking, argan oil will add a subtle hazelnut flavour to your dish, but it is first and foremost used as a form of disease prevention. Additionally, argan oil is widely used in cosmetics, making the most of its moisturizing, nourishing and healing properties. Besides, it has the merit of being 100% organic. You can find some in the many souks of the city, yet we recommend visiting one of the nearby cooperatives to buy your oil at the root and therefore discover the various stages of the production process. On the road to Essaouira, make a stop at the Tiguemine Argan cooperative or visit the Marjana one.