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Dry Storage of Argan Fruits

Employees of the Argan Oil producer, Sidi-Yassine store sacks of argan fruit for drying in a hangar. To maintain quality, argan fruit is acquired from various reputable sources, dried in large hangars owned by the producer and then distributed to the rural villages by truck. There, women remove the dried fruit-pulp, crack the shells, and return the kernels in large sacks. They are paid around 10 Dirham per kilogram of kernels, equating to between 300 and 600 Dirham per month. Additionally, they are able to keep the valuable dried fruit pulp, which can be sold on markets as animal feed. The hard shell itself burns hot and slow, which is why it is sold for wood-fire ovens used by potters and to heat water in hammams, the traditional Moroccan bathhouses. Not a single component goes to waste.

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Employees of the Argan Oil producer, Sidi-Yassine store sacks of argan fruit for drying in a hangar. To maintain quality, argan fruit is acquired from various reputable sources, dried in large hangars owned by the producer and then distributed to the rural villages by truck. There, women remove the dried fruit-pulp, crack the shells, and return the kernels in large sacks. They are paid around 10 Dirham per kilogram of kernels, equating to between 300 and 600 Dirham per month. Additionally, they are able to keep the valuable dried fruit pulp, which can be sold on markets as animal feed. The hard shell itself burns hot and slow, which is why it is sold for wood-fire ovens used by potters and to heat water in hammams, the traditional Moroccan bathhouses. Not a single component goes to waste.