Latest Market Info: Mar, 2023
Due to a 2-year drought, many argan trees have entered a “hibernation” state and have stopped producing new seeds. If no seeds are produced this year, the current crop could be in jeopardy of dying out. Prices have increased rapidly in the current market due to strong demand and lack of availability.
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12/1/21: Droughts in North Africa have affected crop quality, moving the market for Argan further upwards. Price has increased, partially due to high demand from the hair care industry.
11/9/21: Argan oil production areas have shrunk by almost 50% over the past century, despite the material being one of the most historically-significant products of southern Morocco. Recent droughts have made many argan trees enter “dormant mode,” which ceases the tree’s production of new fruits in an effort to save water. As such, availability of argan oil is very limited right now and demand remains high, particularly within haircare and cosmetics.
1/15/21: Argan is grown in the Agadir region of Morocco. Since October of 2012, the region has been faced with a severe drought issue, with locals prioritizing available water for human consumption rather than irrigation for crops. The region has also been severely hit by the COVID-19 pandemic. This combination has severely hurt the recent Argan crop.
Description of Argan Oil (see Organic Argan Oil)
Similar to almond oil and its many varieties, Argan Oil is cold-pressed from the kernels of shrubby Argania spinosa plants grown throughout Morocco. The material derived from this process is a fatty fixed oil containing a subtle nutty aroma, making it an unobtrusive addition to hair care and skin care products. Historically, argan oil has a reputation for moisturizing and rejuvenating skin, making it a popular choice for many different personal care formulations, especially those that emphasize natural ingredients. Argan is also a key component of “Amlu,” an essential product of Moroccan cuisine. This thick paste is similar to peanut butter and is typically used as a dipping sauce for bread, or as a drizzle for couscous.
Aroma & Flavor of Argan Oil (see Organic Argan Oil)
Argan is a fixed oil pressed from an almond-like kernel of the shrubby Moroccan argan tree. Its popularity has grown over the past few years as it’s been featured prominently in several hair and skin care products. Argan’s slight, nutty aroma makes it an unintrusive addition to personal care products which is meant to moisturize and rejuvenate. Argan Oil is also available in a more expensive deodorized version.
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Harvest Schedule of Argan Oil (see Organic Argan Oil)
3 MONTHS OF THE YEAR
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