Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree (Argania spinosa L.). Argan oil is used to dip bread in at breakfast or to drizzle on couscous or pasta. It is light yellow liquid for oil .
Appearance Light yellow liquidAcid value,% ≤1.0
Palmitic acid, % 8-10
Peroxide value,mmol/kg ≤10.0
Free fatty acid,% ≤0.5
Oleic acid,% 53-67
Linoleic acid,% 1.5-4.0
Arachidic acid,% 1.5-3.0
Moisture & Volatile material,% ≤0.05
Culinary argan oil (argan food oil) is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads and similar uses.
In cosmetics, Argan oil is advocated as moisturizing oil, against acne vulgaris and flaking of the skin, as well as for 'nourishing' the hair. This oil has also medicinal uses against rheumatism and the healing of burns. Externally, Argan oil is used for hair as brilliantine, to fortify and in the treatment of wrinkled or scaly dry skin.