Yes! These spoons not just help in eating your delicious food but can also be eaten up too if you find them tasty. Edible spoons are the next big thing which can potentially take the food industry by storm. Arguably, they are the one of the finest innovation in food industry which can change the way we eat and think about food.
Bakey's Pvt Ltd. which was founded by Narayana Peesapathy in Hyderabad is making attempts to provide edible spoons instead of the plastic spoons. Making the world waste free biodegradable spoons and helping people to avoid eating chemical of the plastic spoon.
According to various medical reports, the food eaten from plastic spoons and plates can cause cancer as it is believed that the chemical in the plastics may seep into the food too. On an average, a small takeaway serving from a small counter only delivers food uses 4000 spoons a month. Similarly, the desi-chat joints use more than 2000 spoons a week. There are about 120 billion pieces of disposable plastic cutlery which are disposed of in India every year.
The edible spoons are made of millet (Jowar) blended with other grains and are 100 percent natural and do not contain artificial preservatives. The spoons come in various flavors, like plain, sweet and spicy, in different taste like ginger-cinnamon, ginger-garlic, celery, black pepper, cumin, mint-ginger, and carrot-beetroot. The USP of the spoons is that they have the shelf life of three years and can be decomposed in just 4-5 days after the use. The shelf life and the decomposing time is itself a great achievement as an average plastic bottle takes more than 450 years to be degraded completely from the environment.
At present, the spoon costs Rs 2 while the cost of the spoon can be reduced to half once it is produced in masses. The spoons are just about to enter the market in May.
The Restaurant and Hospitality industry is the largest consumer of plastic spoons. Edible spoons can help these businesses turn around and make them environment-friendly. Experts say that if restaurants, primarily ice cream parlors, and bakeries use this spoon instead of the regular plastic spoons, it would not just make the environment free from plastic to an extent but also help them create a unique identity in their customers’ mind, establishing a unique value and brand image of the food outlet.
Branding and creating value is not just one benefit attached to edible spoons, but it also makes the food safer than usual. Hopefully, more and more food joints would adapt these spoons and make earth free from plastic spoons.
Source: The Economic Times