Apricot kernel oil prunus armeniaca kernel oil
After the harvest in midsummer, the fragrant, fresh apricots, which have been recharged with solar energy, are first dried. Immediately after half the drying time, the stones are removed from the fruit, which usually involves a lot of manual work.
Through a further drying phase, the stones can be split to get to the valuable core. The kernels look very similar to small almonds, but are rounder and more pointed. The valuable oil is now obtained through cold pressing.
The natural ingredients are particularly similar to almond oil. One of the most important unsaturated fatty acids that humans cannot produce themselves, oleic acid, is present in apricot kernel oil at up to 66% and is one of the monounsaturated Omega 9 fatty acids, which is responsible, among other things, for the health of the blood vessels.
With a further 25% contained in the oil, linoleic acid ensures a healthy and regenerated skin appearance, which is one of the polyunsaturated Omega 6 fatty acids that support cell protection.
Like almond oil, the contained vitamin E in the form of tocopherol is around 32 mg per 100 ml of oil. It has an antioxidant effect and protects against the influence of free radicals, which can damage the cell structure. Vitamin A, vitamin B3 (niacin) and vitamin B17 (amygdalin) are also found in this wonderfully rich oil.