Apricot Oil, Apricot Seed Oil
cold pressed, virgin
Apricot oil in other languages:
Aprikosenöl, apricot oil, huile d'abricot, olio di albicocca, aceite de albaricoque, aprikoosiöljyä, aprikosolja, óleo de damasco, абрикосовое масло
PRUNUS ARMENIACA KERNEL OIL
The origin of the apricot tree is probably in Manchuria in China. From there, the plant conquered the entire western and southern world. The apricot tree is 3 to 4 m tall and bald, plump and has shiny greenish-red stems and branches. The leaves have a 2 to 3 cm long stalk with glandular swellings on it and are about 10 cm long, about 7 cm wide, oval, pointed, heart-shaped at the stalk, with jagged edges on both sides and with a shiny bald top. The apricot is round, sometimes with a flat top and bottom, is 4 to 8 inches tall, light yellow to orange, provided with a longitudinal furrow and velvety. The apricot kernel is rock hard, smooth, oval can be up to 3 inches long and can easily be separated from the pulp, which distinguishes it from the peach pit kernel. The seeds are sweet, sometimes bitter and marzipan-like.
How apricot oil is produced:
For the oil extraction typically the seeds of ripe fruits are used, which contain about 13% of oil. First, the pulp is removed, and then the kernels are washed and split. Then the seeds are separated from the hard core shell and dried. The oil extraction is done by cold pressing of the seeds and subsequent filtration.
Relative composition of apricot oil:
Apricot oil and its applications:
In pharmacy and medicine:
In the kitchen:
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