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Argan History & Properties

Argan (argania spinosa), a rare and thorny evergreen tree. Its existence goes back several million years. It only grows in the southwestern part of Morocco and no where else in the world. Its oil provides cosmetic, seasoning, and salad dressing oil. These ingredients have been sought for years by chefs and top gourmets for its delicacy, and beauty addicts for it's valuable benefits and many uses.

Resources:
According to university theses, clinical studies, publications of Morocco, France, USA, UK and Canada, Argan Oil:
* Reduces high blood pressure
* Stabilizes high cholesterol by reducing the level of bad cholesterol and increasing the level of good cholesterol.
* Neutralizes free radicals and protects conjunctive tissue
* Stimulates cellular exchanges and improves intercellular material
* Fights obesity by reducing hunger pain if eaten during the morning hours
* Helps liver functions
* Argan Oil is an excellent source of vitamin E

Argan. Organic products of Morocco
First cold pressed - 100% natural. Guaranteed by Qualite France (Paris) -Slow Food 2001 Award - Porto (Portugal).
The Argan Oil that we distribute is accepted by Canadian and American customs Agency, Health Canada and Agriculture Canada and the FDA of USA. For each importation, the product is duly inspected and certified by the services of Protection of the Moroccan Plants.

Chemical composition I: Chemical composition of Argan Oil produced and made by Argan Oil Company (Morocco) and distributed in the US by ZamouriSpices an Elbertai Company,LLC
Refractive Index at 20 degree C 1.468
Iodine value 98.1
Saponification equivalent 195.2
Insaponifiable fraction 1%

FATTY ACIDS:

C14 0 = 0.15
C16 0 = 11.6
C16 1 = 0.1
C18 0 = 5.3
C18 1 = 43.2
C18 2 = 38.9
C18 3 = 0.1
C20 0 = 0.3
C20 1 = 0.4

STEROLS:
Campesterol =< 0.4%
Stigmasta -8,22 -3B-ol 4%
Spinasterol 44%
Schottenol 48%
D-7 avenasterol 4%

TOCOPHEROLS:
Alpha tocopherol 5.4%
Delta tocopherol 83.1%
Gamma tocopherol 11.6%
Total tocopherol: 695 mg/kg

Chemical composition II

Saturated Fatty Acids
Plasmatic acid (AGS) 12 to 13%
Stearic acid 6%

Monounsaturated Fatty Acids
Oleic acid (AGMI) 43%

Polyunsaturated Fatty Acids
Linoleic Acid (AGPI) 37%
Alpha linolenic acid <0.5%
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Tocopherols 720 mg/kg
Polyphenols 60 mg/kg
Sterols 3200 mg/kg
Trigerpenic alcohols 1800 mg/kg
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Sterols(%)
Schottenol 48
Spinasterol 42
Delta 7 avenosterols 5
Sigmasta-8,22 dienne 5


Nutritional facts
:
Calories per portion: 70 per 14 g serving (Tbsp)
% for diet of 2000 cal./day Totalfats: 14 g /Fat 12%
* Saturated 2.5 g / 7%
* Polyunsaturated: 5.3 g
* Mono-unsaturated: 6.2 g
* Cholesterol 0 mg 0% (nil)
* Sodium 0 mg 0%
* Carbohydrate 0 g 0%
* Proteins 0 g 0%
* Vitamin E 4 mg
* Vitamin A 0%
* Vitamin C 0%
* Calcium 0%
* Iron 0%

Organically certified by EcoCert a will known and respected European Agency.



Store in a cool dry place away from direct light.
Product of Morocco
Bottled and distributed in the US by ZamouriSpices, an Elbertai Company, LLC

 

Argan History & Properties

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