Our prickly pear seed oil is harvested in the heart of Tunisia, North Africa bordering the Mediterranean Sea and Sahara Desert. The 198 hectare farm is certified by ECOCERT under the COSMOS standard; an independent European certification that guarantees the traceability and transparency of natural and organic ingredients.
The tiny seeds that dot the pulp of the prickly pear fruit contain only 5% oil. The fruit is harvested by hand and the seeds are carefully separated from the pulp, washed, dried and stored in a cool, dry place. In small batches, the seeds are cold- pressed to extract the oil and preserve the active ingredients. Sustainably harvesting and seeding 1000kg of prickly pears yield only one litre of precious oil.