Argan oil is a plant oil produced from the kernels of the argan tree
(Argania spinosa L.) that is endemic to Morocco.
It is used for nutritive and cosmetic properties.
Various claims about the beneficial effects on health due to the consumption of
argan oil have been made.
Researchers have concluded that daily consumption of argan oil is 'highly likely'
to be one factor helping the prevention of various cancers, cardiovascular diseases
The results of a nutritional intervention study, in which volunteers were given
either argan oil or animal fats (butter) in their diet, were published in 2005.
The results showed that regular dietary intake of argan oil led to reduced levels
of harmful cholesterol and triglycerides in the blood, compared to a diet with
regular intake of animal fats.