Argan oil

The argan tree “Argania Spinosa” is endemic to Morocco. Writings dating back to the 12th century attested to the tree’s presence in the region since the mentioned period. In addition to fruit and oil production, but it also plays a key role in preventing erosion and the advance of the desert.
Since 1988, the biosphere reserve status of the Argania has been granted to the Souss-Massa region. In this region, many hectares are cultivated so as to maintain the species and ensure a sustainable economic benefit to the local populations.
Argan, out of which argan oil is produced, is an endemic tree to Morocco. Morocco remains the only region in the world where argan grows, and it represents an real wealth to the Kingdom, both at the tangible and intangible levels. The almond-shaped fruits, from which the oil is extracted, are hand-picked then grinded on mills. The argan tree typically grows in the south-west Morocco, but it also grows in the province of Berkane.