Argan Oil in our A-Z - Cooking Index
Argan oil is an oil produced from the kernels of the endemic argan tree, that is valued for its nutritive properties.
Argan oil is used for dipping bread, on couscous, salads and similar uses. The residue from traditional oil extraction is a thick chocolate-coloured paste called "amlou" which is sweetened and served as a dip for bread at breakfast time.
The fruits of the Argan tree are green. They look like an olive but are larger and rounder.
The argan oil is slightly darker than olive oil and has a nutty flavor.
The argan tree grows only in the south Western part of Morocco.