This lemon or orange juicer is made from locally sourced olive wood and crafted by artisans in the Bethlehem area.
Any visitor to the Holy Land will notice lemon trees in many yards and gardens. Lemon juice is often used in cooking, baking and juices.
Olive wood is known for its durability. Also the wood is coupled with the beautiful, characteristic natural inclusions that feature so prominently through the grain. Therefore, it’s not hard to see why it’s such a popular material for kitchenware and thus a perfect gift.
Most woods are unsuitable for the use as kitchen utensils due to the problems posed by food becoming trapped in the grain. However, that’s not the case with Olive wood! Boasting a finer grain in comparison to other woods, olive wood bears a higher concentration of natural oils. This (once dried) create a resin-like seal when the wood is cut.