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Jojoba Fields

January 18th, 2019

If you’ve been reading here for a while, you know that Mr Chiots managed The Jojoba Company . In November, the main reason for our trip to Israel, was for him to meet with the growers/processors and for me to take some photos of the jojoba fields and processing. These are jojoba fields, jojoba is a large shrub, similar to a hazelnut in growth. I found the shrubs very beautiful in growth, the trunks are particularly spectacular. I found the foliage reminiscent of olive foliage, in color and shape. The shrubs grown in an agricultural setting, in neat rows on the rolling hills of southern Israel definitely played to my love of organized vegetable gardens.









Jojoba is technically not a nut, but a seed, which is why it’s non-allergenic for people with nut allergies. The liquid extracted from the seed is also not an oil, but a liquid wax ester, which is why it doesn’t go rancid, has a long shelf life, and is great for the skin (it’s the closest thing in nature to the sebum that your skin produces).

3 Comments to “Jojoba Fields”
  1. Melanie in California on January 19, 2019 at 11:40 am

    Managed? Past tense? I hope that’s a typo. I can’t think of a better match than Mr. Chiots and The Jojoba Company.
    Glad to have reconnected with the blog after an unintended hiatus.

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  2. Susan on January 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I always learn something new and interesting about you and the natural world from your blog and today after reading about jojoba plants, I discovered that I am one….I think my skin could qualify as an oil producing plant. Heavens!
    I still have your Christmas card with the Christmas lights on the travel teardrop trailer you and the Mr. did your grand tour in….love that card.
    It has hung on my refrigerator in 4 homes now. It gets around.

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  3. Susan on January 19, 2019 at 3:58 pm

    I always learn something new and interesting about you and the natural world from your blog and today after reading about jojoba plants, I discovered that I am one….I think my skin could qualify as an oil producing plant. Heavens!

    Reply to Susan's comment

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