Figure 1: Jojoba samples much like those Dr. Mirov placed on his desk in 1965. Here you see the seeds that seem to have passed their "use-by" date. Here also is the oil in an aspirin bottle. Here, too, is the white solid, which in reality is the hydrogenated product. (Jojoba oil is mono-unsaturated, but when hydrogenated, it forms this crystalline wax rather than the margarine-like spreads produced by standard vegetable oils.)