Culinary Argan Oil for Food, Eating & Health
Culinary Argan Oil is a type of Argan Oil which is edible.
To make Culinary Argan Oil for eating 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.
What is Culinary Argan Oil?
Culinary Argan Oil is a food made for eating, cooking and also used as a dietary supplement for its 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 cold-pressing.
An authentic Moroccan Culinary Argan Oil for eating should have a golden brown colour, toasted nutty aroma and delicious nutty taste.
This is the difference between culinary 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.
Cooking & Eating Culinary Argan Oil
Culinary Argan Oil has a very versatile flavour and is used to create many types of food including…
- Salad Dressings
- Nutty Salsas
- Creamy, Spicy Sauces
- Grilled Fish
- Rich Toasted Cheeses Salads
- Dried Fruit Recipes
- Roasted Vegetables
- Biscuits and Brownies
- Desert Pasta Dishes
- Spreads and Ice Cream Toppings
In Moroccan cooking Culinary Argan Oil is used for its toasted, creamy, nutty flavour.
It is rarely used in place of Olive Oil 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 over 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 Argan is most often enjoyed dipping bread into the oil and eating
The Health Benefits of Culinary Argan OilMany studies have now confirmed the benefits of Culinary Argan Oil for some serious health problems.
The oil is made up of a complex anti oxidants, fatty acids, Beta Amyrine, Butyrospermol, Lupenol, plant sterols and other powerful of bio-active nutrients.
Once ingested these nutrients have been proven to have strong health benefits for the treatment of many common health problems such as:
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 of Culinary Argan Oil 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. 
This is the best type of culinary Argan Oil for use as a health supplement and for cooking and the only grade that we currently sell.
We explain the potential health benefits of using culinary Argan Oil for these health problems in detail in individual articles.
Culinary Argan Oil Nutritional Information
This table shows dietary information for our organic, Culinary Argan Oil.
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 Tablespoon||14ml||0.51 fl oz|
|2.7 g||0.094 oz|
Poly Unsaturated Fats:
Linoleic Acid 34%
|5.0 g||0.18 oz|
Mono Unsaturated Fats:
|6.3 g||0.22 oz|
|Total Fat||13 g||0.46 oz|
|Total Carbs||0g||0 oz|
|Total Protein||0g||0 oz|
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