Daily Jigsaw Puzzle - March 30th, 2015

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Jigsaw puzzle online of green argan fruit growing on a tree. The tree is native to the desert of Morocco.

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pixipixil
Mar 30, 2015
You are really hitting us with some doozies these days, C4J. I love the sunshine and colors in this one.
Wishing you all sunshine in your souls.
kjd3682
Mar 30, 2015
Interesting looking fruit. Has anyone ever had one? Are they edible?
vmarie
Mar 30, 2015
Never even heard of this fruit, kjd. At first, I thought it was a lime.

According to Wikipedia, the oil is used for dipping bread and couscous. Research on the oil points to better cardiovascular function, as it reduces cholesterol. It also seems to be a cancer preventative and aids dieters in overcoming obesity.

Moroccans use the virgin oil to treat skin and hair. The oil, apparently, is useful for some skin diseases and dry, scaling skin.

Of the fruit: The fruit is 2–4 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, with a thick, bitter peel surrounding a sweet-smelling but unpleasantly flavored layer of pulpy pericarp (I had to look up this botanical term--its what we commonly refer to as the pith, or outer coating of the fruit).

I also found this interesting: Argan fruit falls in July, when black and dry. Until this happens, goats are kept out of the argan woodlands by wardens. Rights to collect the fruit are controlled by law and village traditions. The leftover nuts are gathered after consumption and excretion by the goats.

So, it doesn't say that people eat them, but the oil is used and highly prized.
xyxyxyxx
Mar 30, 2015
I've only heard of argan oil in cosmetic use, mostly hair products.
KNadineM
Mar 30, 2015
I was about to ask that too. I wonder what they would taste like if they are edible.
aussiesapphire
Mar 30, 2015
Very unusual, can't say I have ever heard of it before.

Googled it and this is, in part, what it says, "The fruit is 2–4 cm long and 1.5–3 cm broad, with a thick, bitter peel surrounding a sweet-smelling but unpleasantly flavoured layer of pulpy pericarp."

Doesn't sound too appetising lol

"The Patience is bitter, but its fruit is sweet." Jean-Jacques Rousseau

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Who would have thought!!!! from Wild Bill Hickok

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