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Apricots are grown across many regions of the world, although the fruit is widely harvested in the Mediterranean, Turkey being the largest producer in this region, and middle Asia. The Chinese have been using Apricot kernel oil for centuries to treat tumors and ulcers. The seed, or kernel, is where the oil is extracted from. This oil is rich in linoleic acid, otherwise known as GLA. GLA comes from fatty acid omega-6 and is excellent in maintaining the skins moisture balance. The skin will be soothed and signs of aging decreased due to the excellent levels of vitamin E and A contained within the Apricot kernel oil.