From harvesting to bottling, the production of argan oil is a complex process, consisting of numerous steps
In line with global standards, each step is thoroughly precise and essential in the production of a natural argan oil.
CHOICE OF THE ARGAN GROVES REGION
On the prefectures and provinces of Agadir-Ida Outanane, Taroudant, Tiznit,Tafraout and Essaouira and its surroundings, the argan trees are generous. Theideal is to choose a region where the argan trees live naturally and wildly, inharmony with their environment. As well as regions where there is no pesticide orchemical fertilizer. The agricultural regions are sought for the quality of the arganfruit where the argan trees grow on hills and mountains.
HARVESTING THE ARGAN FRUIT
When the fruits reach maturity, they are harvested in the argan groves by thevillage population. The fruits are then dried in the sun to facilitate the next stageof artisanal production.
The pulping consists of separating the dry pulp “Tafiyicht” of the argan nut”Aqua”. When the pulp is completely removed, it results in a nut “Aqua” whichhas a solid structure.
The result; after removing the pulp, is a solidly structured ‘aqua’ nut containingtwo to three kernels. The crushing is done between two stones and requiresprecision to give the kernels a thick seed shape with a bitter taste.
Using an automatic extraction machine, the kernels are poured into a funnel tobe separated into gangue and argan oil. The oil is then stored and ready for thenext step.
After its extraction, argan oil contains particles in suspension. Requiring a restperiod of 7 days to make the oil consistent, clear, transparent andmeeting European standards.
The argan oil is then filtered to obtain an oil 100% pure and natural, withoutadditives. Thereafter, the oil is packaged in stainless steel containers, to ensureproper conservation.
Thereafter, the argan oil will be bottled in a more or less automated way ispackaged in bottles depending on the customer, and respecting the globalstandards of hygiene in force.