Nigella oil, sesame oil, linseed oil, sweet almond oil, castor oil, are oils produced in the premises of the cooperatives members of GIE Targanine and this following the strong national and international demand which is mainly due to their virtues and benefits known for centuries throughout the world (the pharaohs / Egypt, …). As all the products of the GIE, the above-mentioned oils are subjected to regular controls on behalf of the quality team of GIE Targanine.


Extracted from the seeds of nigella « Black cumin », a plant native to the Mediterranean basin, its name comes from the Latin term Nigellus, meaning blackish (black color of nigella seeds).

  • Non scientific: Nigella Stavia
  • Common name: Nigella
  • Arabic name: « Alhabba Sawdae » or « Habbat Albaraka » (blessed seed)
  • Part used: Seeds

Nigella Oil « Black Cumin » contains 0.45% volatile oil and 33% fatty oil. Known for its strong smell. It is recommended for strengthening the immune system.


Targanine sweet almond oil is extracted from the kernel of the fruit of the almond tree (Prunus dulcis) (family Rosaceae). It has a very rich composition. It contains fatty acids of course, including omega 6 (linoleic acid) and 9 (oleic acid), but also vitamins A and E, minerals and trace elements, phytosterols (which improve microcirculation) and terpene alcohols (which play a protective role). The sweet almond oil is thus softening, emollient and fortifying.


Targanin sesame oil is extracted from raw sesame seeds (not roasted). It is characterized by a particular smell coming from the seeds. The color of the oil depends on the color of the seeds. Scientific name: sesamum indicum Sesame oil is rich in saturated fatty acids (14.2g) « Palmitic acid and stearic acid », monounsaturated fatty acids (39.7g) » Oleic acid and palmitoleic acid », polyunsaturated fatty acids (41,7g) ». Linoleic acid and alpha-linoleic acid », vitamin E (1,4mg) and vitamin K (13,6 ug)


Targaninecastor oil is obtained from castor oil seeds (Ricinus communis). It is a vegetable oil but for external use (not food). Its color is pale yellow. Contrary to all the parts of the plant which are toxic (existence of a poison: root and ricinin), the oil extracted from castor seeds is not toxic (the toxic substances in the plant are not soluble in the oil). Castor oil contains poly-unsaturated essential fatty acids, mono-unsaturated fatty acids and saturated fatty acids.

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