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  • Jojoba , is a shrub native to the Sonoran and Mojave deserts of Arizona, California, and Mexico. It is the sole species of the family Simmondsiaceae, and sometimes placed in the box family, Buxaceae. It is also known as goat nut, deer nut, pignut, wild hazel, quinine nut, coffeeberry, and gray box bush.
  • Jojoba has no fishy odour , the crude oil contains no stearing and requires little or no treatment for industrial usage, it takes up large amount of sulphur, it does not darken on sulpharisation, the highly sulpharised oil is liquid, whereas sperm whale oil when sulpharised requires addition of mineral oil to remain liquid.
  • Efforts have been also made to extract hydrocarbons from Jojoba oil. Nevertheless, the main problem is relatively higher cost of production. But if one uses tissue culture technology and increase the percentage of oil then Jojoba plantations could become a very attractive proposition
  • The Jojoba has divergent commercial uses from cosmetics, adhesives, waxes to high pressure lubricants of export orientation.
  • Jojoba is now cultivated commercially in Argentina, Australia, Chile, Egypt, India, Israel, Mexico, Peru, South Africa and the USA.
  • Jojoba is being examined for its potential as a crop in many countries around the world with climate and soil conditions similar to those of its native habitat.
  • Jojoba plantation has started in several states of India and the oil is also available freely. Rajasthan pioneers in Jojoba cultivation.
  • World Production of this product is currently around 3,500 metric tonnes per year

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