Argan oil specifications

Argan oil specifications

Product: Virgin argan oil.
Synonyms: Oil of the fruit of the Argania (Argania spinosa)

Insoluble in water, slightly soluble in ethanol 90°, soluble in chloroform and hexane.

  • Density at 20°.
  • Acidity (Expressed in % of oleic acid)
  • Peroxide value (in meqO2/Kg)
  • Saponification value
  • % unsaponifiable
  • 0.906 to 0.916
  • 0.2 to 1
  • 0 to 5
  • 180-199
  • 0.5 to 0.9
  • Myristic acid (C 14 : 0)
  • Pentadecanoic acid (C 15 : 0)
  • Palmitic acid (C 16 : 0)
  • Palmitoleic acid (C 16 : 1)
  • Heptadecanoic acid (C 17 : 0)
  • Stearic acid (C 18 : 0)
  • Oleic acid (C 18 : 1)
  • Linoleic acid (C 18 : 2)
  • Linolenic acid (C 18 : 3)
  • Arachidic acid (C 20 : 0)
  • Gadoleic acid (C 20 : 1)
  • Behenic acid (C 22 : 0)

Trans fatty acids

  • C18 : 1 T
  • C12 : 2 T
  • ≤ 0.15
  • ≤ 0.05
  • 12.0 – 13.0
  • ≤ 0.12
  • ≤ 0.10
  • 5.0 – 7.0
  • 43.0 – 49.1
  • 29.3 – 36.0
  • ≤ 0.1
  • 0.3 – 0.5
  • 0.4 – 0.5
  • ≤ 0.2

 

  • ≤ 0.0.2
  • ≤ 0.03
  • Sterol composition
  • Schottenol
  • Spinasterol
  • Δ-7 – Avenasterol
  • Stigmasta -8.22-dien-3β-ol
  • Campesterol
  • Cholesterol
  • Total sterols
  • 44.0 – 49.0%
  • 34.0 – 44.0 %
  • 4.0 – 7.0%
  • 3.0 – 5.7%
  • ≤ 0.4%
  • ≤ 0.4 %
  • 130 – 230
  • Mg/100 g
  • Alpha-tocopherol (vitamin E)
  • Beta-tocopherol
  • Gamma-tocopherol
  • Delta-tocopherol

Total tocopherols

  • 4.0 – 9.0%
  • 0.1 – 0.3%
  • 80.0 – 91.0%
  • 5.0 – 10.2%
  • 60 – 90 mg/100g
  • Triterpenic alcohols
    The main ones are tirucallol, β-amyrin, butyrospermol and lupeol
  • 130 – 180 mg/100g
  • Stigmasta-3.5 diene content
  • Benzo-a-pyrene content
  • Palmitic acid content in position 2 in the triglycerides
  • < 0.05 ppm
  • < 0.15 ppm
  • < 0.5%