Amolou Beldi: Brown 250 gms almonds until it turns to paste, add 100 gms of honey and add 500 ml argan oil. Serve this with bread.This recipe is rich in antioxidants, essential fatty acids and carotenoids. Argan oil can be simply applied to retrieve hair and face shine, moisturize skin, prevent acne, soften lips, strengthen nails and for a relaxing massage.
Argan oil is obtained from the fruit of the plant Argania Spinosa, a tree that reaches up to 10 meters high and, as the name promises, has very thorny branches. This tree can live up to 200 years despite the dry climate and strong temperature that characterizes the plains of southern Morocco, bordering the Moroccan Sahara.
The argan is for the Berber people with a livelihood and wealth: the leaves of feed the goats raised by people, from the shells of dried fruit yields an excellent alternative fuels and timber from the plant is used in construction. Finally by its core, the kernel, is extracted argan oil which is the main source of wealth of the Berber people.
To avoid a massive exploitation of this plant that plays an essential role in maintaining the counterweight bio-economic area, in 1999 UNESCO declared the area a Biosphere Reserve and World Heritage.
Argan Oil Is Of Two Types
Argan Oil Cosmetic
It can be used on the hair to bring back their shine, on the face and on the skin to moisturize and prevent acne, on the lips to soften, on the nails to strengthen them, or even can be used simply for a relaxing massage.
Argan Oil Food
Argan oil (food) is prepared by carefully roasting kernels. It has a slightly nutty flavor, while that for cosmetic use it is prepared from unroasted kernels, which is yellow gold and has no taste.
Both oils are produced in cooperatives by Moroccan women, and their marketing worldwide actively contributes to the development of the sustainable Argan forest .
Argan oil is used as a condiment to enhance the flavor of the dishes. It regulates cholesterol in the body due to oleic acid present in it and stimulates brain cells and protects the liver tissues as well.
The secret of this oil is its composition. In addition to natural antioxidants, essential fatty acids, contains carotenoids, ferulic acid, sterols and polyphenols, it also content 3 times more vitamin E than olive oil.
Argan oil is used in traditional Moroccan medicine. It stimulates and balances the digestive system, stabilizes blood sugar levels, strengthens the immune system and helps to reduce cholesterol in addition to being recommended for gastrointestinal diseases, heart disease and circulation.
Argan oil that has been used since ancient times, is rich in linoleic acid, which helps our body to reduce levels of LDL (low density lipoprotein) and increase HDL cholesterol (high-density lipoprotein).
Recipe With Argan Oil: Amolou Beldi
With Argan oil you can cook the Amlou Beldi. The Amlou beldi aphrodisiac is a cream with honey and almonds. Here is the recipe for those who want to “cook” this fantastic cream:
Preparation time: 20 minutes
Cooking time: 10 minutes
- 250 grams of almonds
- 100 grams of honey
- 500 ml of argan oil
Brown the almonds and then blend them until you have a paste. Add the honey and mix well with the paste. Subsequently, slowly add the argan oil. Serve to guests as a sign of welcome along with the bread.