Skip to main content
Home - Reade
Back to All Products
Back to All Products

Argan Shell

Argan shells are the shells of the seed inside the argan fruit. It is an odorless natural organic material, and the powder qualifies as vegan and halal. The trees, Argania spinosa, bearing the fruit, are found almost exclusively in Southern Morocco, and the fruit is considered a precious raw material due to its limited yearly yield.

Physical state: Solid (powder or granules)
Color: reddish/brown
Odor: Slight to neutral
pH: Neutral
Flashpoint: > 100ºC
Solubility in water: Limited solubility, water-repellent surface
Incompatibility with other products: None
Hazardous decomposition or by-products: Will not occur
Nutritional Properties (per 100 g of product)

Calorific value: 39-41 kcal / 152-159 KJ
Usable carbohydrates: 6-8 g
Fibers: 86-89 g
Protein (factor 6.25): 0.7-0.9 g (Kjeldahl, Norm: ICC 105)
Fatty substances: 0.6-0.85 g
Humidity: < 15%

Detailed Particle Size Information

Any micron sizes available in argan shell powder and/or granule.

Typical Applications

Argan Shells are used for quality bio-based cosmetics and exfoliants. They also have a high energy content and are used as a food-based additive.

Packaging Options

500 kg minimum order requirement. Samples available in 25-50 kg. bags


Argan Shell TSCA (SARA Title III) Status: Not Listed
Please contact the EPA Office of Chemical Safety and Pollution Prevention (OCSPP) at 202-564-2902.

Sustainable Qualities

Argan Shell is a sustainable and bio-based material that contributes to a circular economy. The shells are a byproduct of the production of argan oil, a valuable natural oil extracted from the kernels of the Argan tree. By utilizing the discarded shells, waste is minimized, and the material is given a second life.

Argan Shell can be used in various applications, such as in the production of Activated Carbon, which has a wide range of uses, including water filtration, air purification, and gas separation. This not only creates a valuable product but also helps to reduce the need for virgin materials and contributes to a circular economy.

Add Argan Shell To Your Quote

Select Specifications Available

  • Granules
  • Powder


  • Units
  • Pieces
  • Grams
  • Troy Ounces
  • Pounds
  • Kilograms
  • Metric Tons
  • Net Tons
  • Feet
  • Meters
  • Inches
  • Centimeters
  • Millimeters
Not seeing what you're looking for? Request Product

Thank you for adding a product to your quote request!

Submit a RFQ

Review & Submit

View other Products

View Products