Seeds on a Female Jojoba Bush

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    The name "jojoba" originated with the O'odham people of the Sonoran Desert in the southwest United States, who treated burns with an antioxidant salve made from a paste of the jojoba nut.

    Jojoba is grown for the liquid wax (commonly called jojoba oil) in its seeds. Jojoba oil is more similar to sebum and whale oil than to traditional vegetable oils. Jojoba oil is easily refined to be odorless, colorless and oxidatively stable, and is often used in cosmetics as a moisturizer and as a carrier oil for specialty fragrances. It also has potential use as both a biodiesel fuel for cars and trucks, as well as a biodegradable lubricant.

    nature photographer., Jeff Power, and 7 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. nature photographer. 71 months ago | reply

      Great shot and beautiful background...!! Have a great Tuesday my friend......

    2. Luis Eduardo ® 71 months ago | reply

      Beautiful photo

    3. Jeff Power 71 months ago | reply

      Nice Shot!
      Love the info you keep providing

    4. success- [deleted] 71 months ago | reply

      Beautiful shot !!!

    5. g'pa bill 71 months ago | reply

      Nice photo. Love the bokeh. You're just a walking wiki with a Nikon, aren't you? :-)

    6. atsjebosma 71 months ago | reply

      Nice picture and information!!

    7. Dreaming ... 71 months ago | reply

      N!ce capture!

    8. ScenicSW 71 months ago | reply

      Nice shot and description ...

    9. ilsebatten (back problems) 71 months ago | reply

      Oh taht's wonderful and jojoba oil is a most useful and wonderful thing. Such a clear photograph with a most beautiful bokeh background. Love it
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    10. Bob Small photography. 71 months ago | reply

      I've always wondered what these look like, Thanks for the great shot!

    11. Sabinche 71 months ago | reply

      awesome! i have never seen a jojoba tree and fruits before.
      thanks for sharing.

      Seen on your photo stream. (?)

    12. Heniusia 71 months ago | reply

      What a beautiful capture !!

    13. tolis* 71 months ago | reply

      Excellent macro my friend…great dof and details!!
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    14. Salvatore Lo Faro 71 months ago | reply

      Complimenti!!!!!!!! splendida foto.

    15. sluresylta 55 months ago | reply

      Great shot :-)

      I've used it as the feature image on one of my blog posts:

      How to lubricate without petroleum lubricants

      Thanks for using Creative Commons!

    16. rejbaths 13 months ago | reply

      I am using this photo on my website.
      Thanks for sharing.

    17. sanjana singh1 4 months ago | reply

      Hey thanks for your image. I have used it on our article here

    18. justthisapothecary 4 months ago | reply

      Thank you for sharing this photo. I plan to use it on the educational portion of my website. Once I get it up an running I will link to your flickr account if you would like.

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