The thorny shrub that produces the precious Argan nuts can live up to 200 years. It grows exclusively in Moroccan semi-desert regions, between the Temfit wadi and the Souss wadi. The Argan grove where this “green gold” is found is listed as a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
The ovoid fruit nestles in bell-shaped flowers, themselves hidden under a cluster of small tough leaves.
Traditionally prepared in the family circle, Argan oil is a traditional beauty elixir. The word elixir also derives its origins from the Arabic el-iksir, which means remedy.