Goats up trees!

March 06, 2012  •  Leave a Comment

Goats climbing trees - not something you see every day?? Actually they are an important part of the production of Argan Oil which is apparantly 'the new olive oil' and used to season salads with its nutty flavour. It is also recognised as a prized cosmetic and can be purchased everywhere here in the form of creams & oils. The fruit are fed to the goats, whose digestive juices dissolve the tough coating on the shell, the nuts are then recovered from the goats' dung and the kernels are split, lightly toasted, pulped and pressed! To produce just 1 litre of oil takes 30kg of nuts and 15 hours of manual labour - no wonder it's not cheap....


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