Organic Prune Oil

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AB LabelOrganic Agriculture certification labelThe virgin prune stone oil comes from the Ente plum, a variety of the Prunus Domestica, cultivated according to AB specifications to produce Pruneaux d’Agen (Agen prunes).

Ente plums are harvested upon reaching maturity between mid-August and mid-September:

  • Their skins have a characteristic colour of purple tinged with blue.
  • Their honey coloured flesh is deliciously sweet and juicy and they possess excellent antioxidant properties.

The numerous cosmetic and nutritional properties of this organic oil make it an essential basic ingredient for enhancing culinary creations and enriching certified organic beauty products.

Manufacturing process:

Water reduction

Excess water is reduced using a natural process in order to prevent oxidisation and contamination of the yeasts, which leads to the nuts and fruit going mouldy.

Mechanical extraction

The seeds are crushed and slowly pressed using an endless screw in order to extract the oil in the first cold pressing process, without the use of heat.

Filtration

The mechanically extracted oil is filtered several times once it comes out of the press to obtain a product that is as clear and bright as possible.

NB: A natural sterilising filtration process (porosity diameter: 0.2 microns) can be carried out on request to remove micro-organism residue.

Storage

The prune stone oil is preserved in a cold room out of sunlight. This storage method allows the intrinsic qualities of the oil to be preserved naturally.

Its intense natural almond flavour could classify it as a natural aroma.

Taste
  • Flavour marked by the taste of lightly toasted almonds
  • Rounded flavour
Colour
  • Rich golden yellow
  • Dark green hues
Flavour combinations
  • Can be used: raw and in cooking
  • Sweet recipe ingredient: cakes, pastries, biscuits, creams, ice creams and sorbets
  • Savoury recipe ingredient: sauces and emulsions
  • Flavouring: white meat, red meat, fish, shellfish, seafood
  • Seasoning: salad, raw and cooked vegetables
  • Flavour enhancer: apricot and pistachio
Recipes
Process
  • Cold first pressed virgin oil
  • No added chemicals
INCI name
  • Prunus Domestica Seed Oil
Composition
  • 70% oleic acid (C18:1)
  • 20% linoleic acid (C18:2, n-6)
  • 80% gamma tocopherols (700 ppm)
  • 90% polyunsaturated fatty acids
Cosmetic properties
  • Nourishing, softening, soothing and protecting
  • Penetrates very quickly to leave the skin soft
  • Maintains firmness, suppleness and hydration of the skin layers
  • Recommended for dry and reactive skin
Applications
  • Moisturising and anti-ageing skincare products
  • Creams, masks and facial make-up products
  • Creams, lotions and balms for the body
  • Liquid and solid soaps
  • Hair treatments
  • Lipcare products…