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Culinary Argan Oil for Food, Eating and Health

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Culinary Argan Oil is a type of Argan Oil which is edible.

To make Argan Oil for eating and cooking the nut kernels are toasted before pressing. This gives it a golden colour and unique nutty flavour.

In Morocco it is used for cooking, eating and also as a dietary supplement for its many health benefits.

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What is Culinary Argan Oil?

Culinary Argan Oil is a food oil made for eating, cooking and is also used as a dietary supplement for its many health benefits.

To make Argan Oil for eating the oil-rich Argan kernels are extracted from the hard Argan nuts. Next the white Argan nut kernels are toasted before the final cold-pressing.

An authentic Culinary Argan Oil prepared for eating, cooking or use as a dietary supplement should have a golden brown colour, toasted nutty aroma and delicious nutty taste.

This is the difference between food-grade Argan Oil which is edible and cosmetic Argan Oil.
You can cook with culinary Argan Oil but the toasting process makes it unsuitable for cosmetic use.

Culinary Argan Oil is also a super-healthy, Ecocert and USDA certified organic, edible oil.
It contains a wide range of healthy nutrients as well having a great flavour.

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Cooking, Eating & Recipes

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Culinary Argan Oil has a very versatile flavour and is used to create many types of food including…

  1. Salad Dressings
  2. Nutty Salsas
  3. Creamy, Spicy Sauces
  4. Grilled Fish
  5. Rich Toasted Cheeses Salads
  6. Dried Fruit Recipes
  7. Roasted Vegetables
  8. Biscuits and Brownies
  9. Desert Pasta Dishes
  10. Spreads and Ice Cream Toppings

In Moroccan cooking Culinary Argan Oil is used for its toasted, creamy, nutty flavour.

It is rarely used for high-temperature cooking and frying.
Culinary Argan Oil can be used for medium heat applications such as pan-frying ingredients, frying onions or frying a chicken with spices.

It is a very versatile oil which can be used in a range of cuisines. It adds flavour and richness to sweet and savoury dishes.
Use it to create unique nutty salad dressings, sauces, pour on food, such as roasted pepper, before serving or stirred into soups, roasts or Tagines.

Use to create sweet sauces, pour on grilled goat cheese with almonds, blend with honey to create a breakfast spread, blend with melted chocolate or cream to create unique ice cream toppings.

In Morocco this oil is most often enjoyed dipping bread into the oil and eating

Cooking & Recipes

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The Benefits for Health

culinary Argan Oil eaten with bread

Many studies now confirm that Culinary Argan Oil could be of value in treating symptoms of some difficult health problems.

The oil is made up of a complex of antioxidants, fatty acids, Beta Amyrine, Butyrospermol, Lupenol, plant sterols and other powerful of bio-active nutrients.
When eaten as a supplement or added to food when cooking these nutrients have been proven to have strong health benefits for the treatment of many common health problems such as:

  1. Cholesterol Reduction
  2. Cardiovascular Disease – Heart Disease
  3. Diabetes
  4. Arthritis
  5. Weight & BMI

You should always use toasted, culinary Argan Oil for a dietary supplement. Cosmetic Argan Oil is quite safe to eat but does not have the same properties. This is because the toasting process brings our certain health properties from the Argan Nut Kernels.

You should also be aware that in Morocco we produce two slightly different types of Culinary Argan Oil.
One is used for dipping and eating with bread. This type of culinary Argan Oil has a stronger, more toasted bitter flavour and may be darker in colour.

However, the stronger toasting process reduces the healthy properties of the oil a little and can leave it a little bitter for cooking with.

The other type is toasted less. It is more suitable for use in cooking as it has a milder, creamy and nutty flavour without bitterness.

To make this grade of oil the nut kernels must be expertly toasted at just the right temperature and for the right length of time to allow the taste, aroma and colour to develop without compromising the nutritional value or reducing the vitamin E content. [1]

This is the best type of culinary Argan Oil to use as a health supplement and for cooking. It is currently the only grade that we stock.

You will find detailed explainations of the health benefits of using culinary Argan Oil in our separate, in-depth articles.

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Nutritional Information

This table shows full dietary information.

It contains details of energy in calories ( kcal ), fat content, carbohydrate, sugars, protein and salt.
Figures are given for a single 15ml Tablespoon – the typical daily dose used in studies.

This nutritional information can be used in planning your balanced diet.

Serving Size: 1 Tablespoon14ml0.51 fl oz
Saturated Fats:
Palmitic Acid 12.5%
Stearic Acid 5.8%

2.7 g0.094 oz
Poly Unsaturated Fats:
Linoleic Acid 34%
5.0 g0.18 oz
Mono Unsaturated Fats:
Oleic Acid 45%

6.3 g0.22 oz
Total Fat13 g0.46 oz
Total Carbs0g0 oz
Total Protein0g0 oz


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Culinary Argan Oil Bottle

Culinary Argan Oil 400 ml

Toasted Argan Oil for Cooking & Dietary Supplement.

  • 100% Pure Oil
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  • In Stock
  • Quality Guarantee
  • Free Worldwide Delivery

$73.61 Now $61.67

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