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Is argan oil really made from goat poop?

Is argan oil really made from goat poop?

From poop to riches Argan nuts pass through the digestive system of a tree goat whole. Once they are excreted, people gather them from the goat’s droppings and crack them open to expose the seeds inside. Argan nuts contain anywhere from one to three oil-rich kernels.

Do goats climb argan trees?

In the arid parts of Morocco where argan trees grow, goats are encouraged to climb, dine and deliver the seeds to earth, where they are collected by humans and eventually turned into argan oil. But argan trees don’t always thrive because of overharvesting and climate change.

Does argan oil only come from Morocco?

Although native to Morocco, argan oil is now used across the globe for a variety of culinary, cosmetic and medicinal applications.

How is argan harvested?

We only pick fruit from the ground.” Getting oil from the fruit of the argan tree involves drying it, extracting the nuts, cracking them to reveal the kernels, and pressing them to release the oil. The byproduct of pressing is a thick argan paste, which is sold locally for cosmetic products.

Is argan oil a nut or seed?

Argan oil is derived from the nut of the argan tree and has rarely been reported to cause allergic reactions. While it is not a common food in the U.S., you will often find it in Morocco.

Is argan oil toxic if ingested?

When ingested orally, argan oil may cause digestive upset including nausea, gas, or diarrhea. It may also cause loss of appetite or bloating, and some people may experience skin reactions like rashes or acne breakouts. In very rare cases, people may experience more severe side effects to the argan oil oral supplement.

Is argan oil poisonous?

Argan oil is generally considered safe for most people to use. Some individuals, however, may experience minor side effects as a result of its use. When used topically, argan oil may irritate the skin. This can cause rashes or acne to form.

Where do goats get their argan oil from?

The same amount of Argan kernels, regardless of whether the Argan fruits/kernels are hand-picked or from goats. Contrary to some misleading claims you can find in many online sources, the goats Argan oil isn’t collected from the animals’ waist, but they rather spit it out after eating the fleshy pulp.

What kind of oil do goats in trees use?

More on Goats in Trees and Moroccan Argan Oil Moroccan argan oil is often referred to as a miracle oil or liquid gold. Its benefits to skin and hair are well known. We were able to apply a few drops on our skin, and also offered a small bowl of argan oil and bread for dipping. There is usually a goat herder with the animals.

Where does the argan oil in Morocco come from?

A small bottle of it, which my husband says comes from the bum of a goat. According to the people he’d bought it from, the argan oil is made from a nut off the argan tree. In order for the villagers in Morocco to grind the nuts into oil, it must first pass through the intestinal tract, and then the butt of a goat.

Why are there fewer goats in the argan forest?

“As households benefit economically, they often purchase more goats. Goats are the primary threat to the argan forests because they climb the trees to graze their leaves.” If processing argan oil by hand means the buying and herding of fewer goats, you might think this would lead in turn to fewer goats in trees.