One may have munched waffle cones while enjoying their ice-cream but have you ever had noodles with chopsticks and eaten the sticks after your meal? Or have you used a spoon and gobbled it up after you’re done? Now u can!
Thanks to edible cutlery such as forks, knives, chopsticks and spoons manufactured by B.K International Innovations Pvt. Ltd., a Hyderabad-based company. Made out of sorghum (jowar) as the main ingredient, the cutlery is being promoted under the name of Bakey’s and a is a result of an initiative to promote environment-friendly cutlery.
“Plastic is the most commonly used cutlery in many gatherings. It contains toxins and some of them being carcinogenic, toxins can leach into food, which is dangerous to health. This is why we have made edible cutlery out of jowar because it is free of chemicals and is healthy too”, said Narayana Peesapathy, Innovator and M.D, B.K. International Innovations Pvt. Ltd.
The spoons are made in such a way that they do not turn soggy when dipped into curries. Apart from the healthy grain as a main ingredient, cutlery will also be available with a mixture of different vegetables such as Beetroot, spinach and carrot. “Vegetables pulp is mixed with the main ingredients adding nutritional value and giving the spoons distinct colours such as pink, green and brown,” said Mr. Peesapathy.
The base flour used is Sorghum bonded by other cereal flours.
Nutrifacts of flours used per 10gm.
Vegetable pulp added to give colours
All this with hygiene as priority.
What id you do not wish to eat it??
No worry, just throw it away…. It degrades in less than a day.
Priced at Rs. 40 for a set of 25 spoons, the cutlery has a shelf life of nine months and will be available through medical shops soon. “Jowar is rich in calcium, iron, phosphorous, proteins, vitamins and fibre, making it a perfect snack for people, especially diabetics and it’s a good source of energy for people of all ages. At present, the product is being used by hotels under ITC and Royal Jet,” adds Mr.Peesapathy. Apart from edible cutlery the company has also lined up a variety of Jowar fast food such as tortillas, frankies and porridge and aims at exporting them to USA, Japan, China.