How is ARGAN oil extracted
The Argan fruit is small and is either round, oval, or conical in shape. It ripens and falls from the tree in the late summer; it is never picked from the trees. Its outermost layer is a thick peel, which protects the fleshy pulp that encloses a nut with a hard shell. This nut comprises 25% of the fruit’s weight and holds up to three kernels that are rich in oil. Depending on the extraction method, the kernels yield 30% to 50% of the oil. To produce 1 kg of oil, 30 kg of Argan nuts are required.