Prune Kernel Oil

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The finest quality fruit

Ente plum on Lot and Garonne Agen plum treeVirgin Prune Kernel Oil is made from Ente plums, a variety of Prunus Domestica, which are cultivated in south west France 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.

Rich in vitamin E

Pictogram showing the richness in vitamin E of the Perles de Gascogne natural vegetable oilsVirgin Plum Oil is made up of 700 ppm tocopherols, that is to say 15 mg of vitamin E per 100 g oil, which is 25% of the recommended daily amount for an adult with an average daily calorie intake of 2000 kcal (these values may vary according to age, sex and physical activity). Its richness in vitamin E allows it to carry the regulatory nutrient function claim for cell membrane protection.

 

Source of omega 9 and omega 6

Pictogram drop of Perles de Gascogne oil omega 9Pictogram drop of Perles de Gascogne oil omega 6Plum oil is ideal for use in food, cosmetics and nutraceutics; it is made up of 75% oleic acid (omega 9) and 20% linoleic acid (omega 6). Both omega 9 and 6 are extremely beneficial to the body.

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.

Main composition

saturated fatty acids 10%
Monounsaturated fatty acids : 70%
Polyunsaturated fatty acids: 20%
Oleic Acid (C18:1) : 70%
Linoleic Acid(C18:2) : 20%
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Secondary ingredients:

Total sterols: 200-1000 mg per 100g oil, of which β Sitosterol at 83-88%

Vitamin E content: 11-16 mg per 100 g oil

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
Nutrition Per 100 g Per 20 g (or 1.5 spoons) % RDA/20g
Energy 900 kcal 180 kcal 9%
Protein 0 g 0 g 0%
Carbohydrates 0 g 0 g 0%
Lipids 100 g 20 g 29%
Fibre 0 g 0 g 0%
Sodium 0 g 0 g 0%
Vitamin E 15 mg 3 mg 25%
Process
  • Cold first pressed virgin oil
  • No added chemicals
INCI name
  • Prunus Domestica Seed Oil
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…
Homemade cosmetics recipes

This oil is distributed by our exclusive partner, Laboratoires Expanscience:

For all industrial volume orders within or outside France, please contact directly our partner’s commercial service provider

For all one-off or small volume (up to 5 litres) orders, contact us directly