Bamboo tableware and everything you need to know about it

Bamboo is a hardy herbaceous plant that is cultivated in tropical countries. Paper, baskets, blankets, blankets, pillows, furniture, decor items are made from it, and bamboo dishes have recently appeared on the market.

Vegetable fiber is peeled and ground to a powder. Food coloring of the desired color is added to it and pressed into a certain shape. At the end, the finished product is coated with food enamel or varnish. This layer protects against scratches, cracks, fading, it does not allow the bamboo fibers to swell under the influence of water or high humidity.

On sale there are steamers made of natural material, durable colanders, spoons, forks, spatulas, skimmers. It is convenient to store groceries, as well as small household items in containers made of bamboo.

Each manufacturer uses its own ingredients (like Royal Craft Wood for example), but mostly these are natural ingredients – food impurities, cane, wood, palm leaves. Such a composition, together with bamboo, has antibacterial properties. As a result, bamboo tableware is not covered with fungi and pathogens.

Bamboo repels all kinds of parasites. Upon contact with food, it disinfects them, which is very important for those who are prone to allergies and babies with sensitive digestion. Moreover, the useful qualities of the plant are not lost after treatment with hot water.

An accidentally overturned cup, plate, glass made of bamboo will not break, as the material has high strength. After getting wet, they dry quickly, and during prolonged use they do not lose their color, since the bamboo fiber neutralizes the effects of ultraviolet rays. It does not absorb grease and unpleasant odors. Even with strong heating, it does not emit harmful substances and is quite suitable for washing in a dishwasher.

Advantages and disadvantages of bamboo utensils

Bamboo utensils have pros and cons. It is completely safe for humans, the environment, and also has other advantages:

  • emphasizes the natural aroma of products;
  • kills pathogenic microflora;
  • easy to care for;
  • cheaper than glass and porcelain counterparts;
  • has a different design, colors, bright images;
  • bamboo eco-products are almost weightless.

Safe, beautiful, simple, it is received with enthusiasm in every kitchen. And bright colors improve appetite and cheer up. There are also disposable biodegradable picnic kits on the market that self-destruct over time. If you leave them in place, you don’t have to worry about polluting the environment.

Of course, it will not work to heat up food and fry in such eco-friendly dishes, but it is quite possible to cut a salad, serve ready-made fish, meat, sausage, cheese, drink coffee or tea. And there is no need to wash after a meal.

Among the disadvantages of bamboo kitchen utensils, it is distinguished that it usually does not tolerate temperature changes. Such plates, spoons, bowls, glasses, cups should not be stored in the refrigerator, put in the microwave and washed in the dishwasher. Bamboo fiber will swell if soaked in water for a long time.

Disposable plate in the form of a car with wheels – portioned containers. It is complemented by a fork, cup, spoon and deep bowl for first courses – everything you need to turn breakfast, lunch and dinner into an entertaining process.

The novelty is made of natural bamboo powder without synthetic dyes and plastic. The main portion plate is divided into 3 compartments – for garnish, vegetables and sauces. The miniature cup for drinks is held firmly in the hand thanks to the wide handle. And complement the set of cutlery – impact-resistant spoon and fork.

Popular sets of children’s dishes

Little consumers enjoy colorful bamboo kits, which usually include:

  • cup (or non-spill cup);
  • a spoon and a fork;
  • plate-tray with sections for food;
  • deep bowl for first courses.

They have a bright design – in the form of owls, bees, bears, ladybugs, hippos and other little animals.

Popular tableware and bamboo utensils 

In the kitchen of every housewife, you can often find:

and other useful items.

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