Argan oil is not well known for being an oil that you can eat! It's more popular for its benefits for your hair and skin, but in fact Moroccans have been eating and cooking with it for centuries. And with good reason. It has a delicious soft nutty flavour and is super healthy for you too!
Scroll down to learn more about the health benefits of eating argan oil.
Packed with micronutrients like polyphenols, antioxidants like tocopherols (vitamin E) and many essential fatty acids (such as linoleic and oleic), argan oil has many proven benefits to your health, as well as for your hair and skin. It can be used in SO many different ways in both cooking, haircare and skincare, it is really one of those must have, multi-use household and kitchen essentials. It is worth noting that the culinary and beauty argan oils are slightly different. In the making of culinary argan oil, the kernels are roasted before being cold-pressed to bring out the nutty flavour. The argan oil used for beauty skips this step (otherwise we'd all be walking around smelling much more nutty)! Now, on to the health benefits...
Health benefits of eating argan oil:
- It is considered to help treat or prevent:
- digestion issues
- high cholesterol
- bloody pressure
- weight management difficulties
- cardiovascular disease
- Alzheimer's, and more
- It boosts the body's immune response
- It soothes inflammation
- It fights the signs of aging
We recommend using our youforher 100% pure organic argan oil, sourced sustainably and ethically by traditional Berber women in an all-female cooperative in Morocco. Over half of our profits will be donated to support female empowerment in rural Moroccan communities.
For more details on how to best cook with argan oil, read more here! Also, for those wondering why argan oil is more much more precious than most other oils out there... read here to know how it's made.