Argan Oil El Reno OK

You can purchase argan oil in specialty shops or online; a 250 ml bottle costs $30 to $35. A little goes a long way—in culinary enjoyment, in bolstering a prosperous women’s industry, and in protecting the existence of a valuable endemic tree.

Diane Clayton
(405) 948-4900
4913 W Reno Ave
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

JuliAnn Marzuola
(405) 848-1992
PENN PARK 5009 N. Pennsylvania Avenue, Suite 114, Oklahoma City, OK
Oklahoma City, OK
 
Nutrition Specialists PC
(405) 603-1941
5601 NW 72nd St
Warr Acres, OK
Services
Registered Dietitian, Nutrition Counseling
Membership Organizations
American Dietetic Association

Dr. Majick Ravenhwak
(918) 712-8886
5272 S. Lewis Ave., Suite 220
Tulsa, OK
Specialty
Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Art Therapy, Ayurveda, Biofeedback, Breathwork, Color Therapy, Craniosacral Therapy, Detoxification Foot Bath, Distance Healing, Ear Coning, EFT / TFT, EMDR, Energy Healing, Feng Shui, Guided Imagery, Hair Analysis, Healing Touch, Herbology, Hypnotherapy, Integrative Medicine, Iridology, Kinesiology, Life Coaching, Light Therapy, Lymphatic Therapy, Magnetic Therapy, Massage Therapy, Meditation, Metaphysics, Myofascial Release, Neuro-Linguistic Programming, Neurofeedbac
Associated Hospitals
MindShift Therapy

J E Block, M.D., Facp
(918) 591-3891
6048 S. Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
 
Performance Nutrition
(405) 265-0847
1721 S Morgan Rd
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Diabetes Education, Nutrition Counseling, Weight Management, Diet Plan, Sports Nutrition, First Consultation, Weight Loss
Hours
Sunday:Closed
Monday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed

Nutrititon Specialists PC
(405) 603-1941
5601 NW. 72nd Street
Oklahoma City, OK
Services
Nutrition Counseling
Membership Organizations
none

Linda J Lavender
(405) 396-3366
10150 Stone Gate Way, Ste.101
Arcadia, OK
Company
NutraVine, LLC
Industry
Herbalist, Naturopathic Doctor (ND), Nutritionist
Specialties & Therapies
Specialties : Hypothyroid, Fibromyalgia, Cancer, Asthma

Therapies : Whole Foods Cooking, , Nutritional Counseling, Massage Therapy, Lymphatic Facilitation, Hydrotherapy, Flower Essence Therapy, Enzyme Therapy, Botanical Medicine, Aromatherapy, Prenatal Care
Insurance
None
Professional Affiliations
American Holistic Medical Association, American College for Advancement in Medicine

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Elisa Anne Crouse, MD
(405) 271-7449
825 NE 10th St
Oklahoma City, OK
Specialties
Obstetrics & Gynecology, Nutrition
Gender
Female
Education
Medical School: Washington Univ Sch Of Med, St Louis Mo 63110
Graduation Year: 1989
Hospital
Hospital: St Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Presbyterian Hospital, Oklahoma City, Ok; Veterans Affairs Med Ctr, Oklahoma City, Ok; Mercy Health Center, Oklahoma City, Ok; Childrens Hosp Of Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Ok; University Hospital, Oklahoma Ci

Data Provided by:
J E Block, M.d., Facp
(918) 591-3891
6048 S. Sheridan Rd
Tulsa, OK
 
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Argan Oil

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By Jennie Lay

Just inland from southwest Morocco’s long, sandy Atlantic coast near Essaouira, the arid landscape turns rocky and red with a sparse forest of gnarled and thorny argan trees. In this native Berber region, gravity-defying goats clamber among branches to forage for fruit and leaves. Local women gather the green, olive-like fruit of the argan tree for the nuts, which they laboriously crack open so they can roast and grind the lipid-rich kernels to produce some of the world’s most prized and rare oil.

Argan trees grow nowhere else—a fact that prompted UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) to declare about 6.4 million acres of this rural stretch an international biosphere reserve. And The Slow Food Foundation for Biodiversity has established an argan oil presidium to help guarantee the future production of this traditional artisan food. Rich in fatty acids and antioxidants, argan oil is used in cooking, traditional medicine, and cosmetics.

Zoubida Charrouf, PhD, a chemistry professor at Mohamed V University in Rabat, is Morocco’s champion of the argan tree and of the emancipating women’s co-ops that have grown out of argan oil production. She found that argan oil is twice as rich as olive oil in the antioxidant vitamin E (alpha-tocopherol) and is less sensitive to oxidation than olive oil, which means it has a longer shelf life. Other studies have shown that consumption of argan oil—with its unique profile of fatty acids, tocopherols, squalene, sterols, and phenolic compounds—enhances cancer prevention and that eating virgin argan oil lowers LDL cholesterol and helps reduce cardiovascular risk.

Roadside, the women’s co-ops proudly display rows of bottles containing hand-harvested argan oil alongside argan beauty products scented with the likes of neroli or lemon verbena. The nutrient-rich argan oil has anti-aging effects and is often used for massage and facials and in aftershave, soaps, and hair conditioning products. Traditionally, Berbers use it topically to cure acne, stretch marks, dry skin, scars, and rheumatic pain.
In the kitchen, Berbers pour a few drops of deep golden argan oil into warm couscous or over a tagine. Another especially tasty way to enjoy its rich and exotic nutty flavor: Drizzle it over a salad of fresh arugula, avocado, and juicy pomegranate seeds. Amlou, a scrumptious mixture of ground almonds, honey, and argan oil, makes a delicious dip for bread.

You can purchase argan oil in specialty shops or online; a 250 ml bottle costs $30 to $35. A little goes a long way—in culinary enjoyment, in bolstering a prosperous women’s industry, and in protecting the existence of a valuable endemic tree.

Jennie Lay is a freelance writer who lives near Steamboat Springs, Colorado. She recently traveled to the Moroccan argan oil co-ops to visit with Berber women and learn about their craft.

Author: Jennie Lay

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