The argan is an endemic tree of Morocco, specifically from the southern west region Essaouira-Agadir.
| There are two ways of extracting oil from the kernels of the argan tree: The cosmetic oil without roasting and cooking oil with roasting (roasting gives a stronger taste).
The Berber cuisine (the main population of the region is Berber) uses a lot the argan oil. Simply served with tea and bread for breakfast or for the preparation of the Berber tagine with goat meat. Argan oil is also an essential ingredient for the "Amlou" the Moroccan spread paste.