I have been posting a lot of Argan oil in my recipes. I’m sure a lot of you have heard about argan oil for cosmetic uses, like skin and hair. After I traveled to Morocco and discovered there is a culinary grade for cooking and tasted it – it has the most delicious sweet/nutty taste – I instantly fell in love and had to buy many bottles to take home. I went deep into research and found out all of the amazing health benefits you get from eating it as well as putting it in your hair, so here’s what you need to know!
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 color 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 has a very versatile flavor 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
- Pasta Dishes
- Spreads and Ice Cream Toppings
Pretty much EVERYTHING in my opinion!!
It contains healthier Omega 3s than olive oil, more Vitamin E than sweet almond oil, and a myriad of cancer-fighting antioxidants, as well.
Scientific research suggests that culinary Argan oil can help…
• Lower cholesterol
• Improve circulation
• Stabilize blood sugar
• Ease pain from rheumatism and arthritis
• Strengthen the body’s immune system
• Prevent various types of cancer
• Reducing the body’s resistance to insulin, helping treat diabetes
• Protecting the body from cardiovascular and inflammatory diseases
“Recent scientific studies have shown benefits of Argan oil has antimicrobial properties and can be used in treating damaged skin and inflammation,” said Majda Alaoui Sosso, director of one of Morocco’s oil cooperatives.
This is in part due to Argan oil’s rich stores of essential fatty acids, or EFAs, which support the health and beauty of skin and hair (while also, when taken internally, boosting heart and brain health and regulating hormone levels and other critical functions).
Here are a few links to purchase your own culinary grade argan oil ;