The nutritional and therapeutic effects of argan oil are described. Components relevant to human health include tocopherols, triterpenes and unsaturated fatty acids (linoleic, stearic and palmitic). Its cardioprotective and cholesterol-lowing properties are discussed. A brief description of the source of argan oil, its life cycle and origins in Morocco is presented.
Sayas Barbera, E., & Kharbouch, A. (2012). Argan oil: source of bioactive compounds. Aceite de Argan: Fuente de Compuestos Bioactivos. Bilbao.