Our Crowdfunding Initiative ended on 10th September 2016.
Since establishing The Taste of Argan Oil, our Moroccan partner cooperatives have always been at the heart of what we do. To extend our support, we have launched a Crowdfunding Initiative, where the money raised goes directly to the cooperatives that provide us with fantastic culinary gourmet and beauty Argan Oil.
We would like to extend our support of traditional Moroccan women cooperatives in today’s Argan Oil market, where they are competing against businesses that are commercialising their trade. We are passionate about the traditional women cooperatives, because their Argan Oil is high quality, unprocessed and pure. It should be the traditional women cooperatives who should gain the recognition, not the factories who make the Argan Oil synthetically. Without supporting these women cooperatives, the secrets of the perfect Argan kernel roasting to produce the best tasting Argan Oil will not be passed onto the next generation and thus, we all miss out on all the Argan Oil’s nutritional goodness in its pure and natural form. In recognition of women’s hard work at the cooperatives, we feel we should give something back. We wish to improve the lives of the women with the money you donate by providing medical care and education for them. In turn, this also helps the traditional cooperatives to compete against factories, by keeping the cooperatives attractive places for the women to work at.
Discover our 100ml and 200ml bottles of Culinary Gourmet Argan Oil from roasted Argan kernels pressed by women at our partner cooperatives in Morocco. Our Argan Oil comes from artisan roasting and pressing, where the secrets of producing the best tasting Argan Oil have been passed down from Amazigh (Berber) generation to generation.
Introducing highly nutritional food into your kids’ diets can be a challenging experience, especially if they are fussy eaters! The trick often lies in disguise. Whether that is giving them a meal with smooth tomato puree instead of tomatoes or drizzling culinary gourmet Argan Oil over cooked food rather than offering the Argan Oil with bread.
The next question is, why introduce Argan Oil into your kids diet? Will they develop an expensive taste? Argan Oil is indeed expensive due to its rarity in the world (the Argan tree -Argania spinosa- only grows in South-Western Morocco!) and is produced using a very labour intensive method, where on average 10 women work 8 hours to produce 1 litre of Argan Oil from roughly 35kg of fruits. The answer lies in Argan Oil’s exceptional nutritional qualities. Argan Oil’s Vitamin E content is double of most Olive Oil and Argan Oil also contains the special gamma tocopherol form of Vitamin E. Compared to the alpha tocopherol, gamma tocopherol (Vitamin E) supports the body’s immune system even better to defend itself against infections.
So what does Argan Oil taste like? Argan Oil has a very distinctive taste – rather nutty – with a sesame- and hazelnut-like aroma. When drizzling Argan Oil over cooked food – roasted vegetables, fish paella, a beef roast (you name it!) – it actually enhances the flavour of the food, as well as adding a hint of nuttiness. Who would have thought that a Vitamin E boost for your kids (and yourself!) could be so deliciously healthy and hassle-free to prepare?
Interested in sampling some Culinary Gourmet Argan Oil for yourself and your kids?
The difference between cosmetic and culinary Argan Oil lies in the preparation of the Argan kernels. For cosmetic use, the Argan kernels remain unroasted before their mechanical or stone-mill pressing. The unroasting of the Argan kernels ensures that the Argan Oil is odourless and tasteless. For culinary gourmet Argan Oil, kernels are roasted after they are removed from the Argan nut. The roasting of the kernels unlocks a deep, unique nutty aroma and flavour, which can be distinctively tasted in the pressed Argan Oil. Culinary gourmet Argan Oil that has been stone-mill pressed, known as Traditional Argan Oil, has a more profound nutty flavour compared to the mechanical pressing. Argan Oil is a fundamental ingredient in Moroccan cooking and highly popular amongst Gourmets and Health-aware individuals.