The Argan Tree

Once the argan tree is fully grown, it begins to bare fruit. When the fruit is ripe it will fall from the tree and is ready to be harvested by the local Berber women.

Argan fruit

After the fruit is harvested it is layed out to dry, in order to peel the skin from the pit of the fruit.

Argan Nut

The pit of the fruit contains a large argan nut. The nut is cracked open and two-three kernels are extracted.

Argan Kernels

The kerenels are then cold-pressed to squeeze out the argan oil.