From plastic bags and bottles to wasteful paper and more, everyday products are wreaking havoc on our environment and consumers are becoming more & more aware of the destruction this is causing, and are trying to go “greener.” Bamboo, which is actually classified as a fast growing grass (not wood!), does not require any chemicals, pesticides, herbicides or fertilizers to grow, which makes it a great option for consumers who want to go green. 100% bio-degradable, eco-friendly, recyclable and also light in weight (it’s edible as well), bamboo is a better option for our environment.
In honor of Earth Day (April 22nd), here are a selection of bamboo products that are perfect for your kitchen to help you stay eco-friendly even when cooking.
The IMUSA Bamboo Steamer is made from eco-friendly material and allows for a healthier way to cook while retaining flavor, vitamins and nutrients. Bamboo steamers are great for cooking vegetables, seafood, dim sum and more. The beautifully woven bottom allows steam to pass through, while the multiple layers allow you to separate and cook a variety of foods at the same time. Available at Macys.com for $30.00
IMUSA’s Bamboo Mortar & Pestle (NEW SPRING 2014 PRODUCT) is an essential tool for traditional cooking and great for crushing fresh herbs and spices. IMUSA’s Bamboo Mortar & Pestle set is natural and eco-friendly, while featuring orange silicone accents for a stylish design, better grip and non-slip bottom to easily grind spices, herbs, garlic and more. Cooking with fresh herbs provides a much healthier and richer flavor when compared to dried herbs. Available in Spring 2014; Target.com for $17.99
IMUSA 3-piece Bamboo Cooking Tools Set is made from eco-friendly bamboo and includes a cooking spoon, spatula and coop to make stir-frying, sautéing, deep frying, steaming and parboiling easier. Available at BedBathandBeyond.com for $5.99
IMUSA Colored Bamboo Chopsticks come in a pack of 12 and are essential for enjoying the perfect Asian-inspired dishes. Add a burst of color to the kitchen table! Available atBedBathandBeyond.com for $5.99
The IMUSA Bamboo Tostonera is ideal for making perfectly pressed Tostones with just the right thickness and shape. Tostones are crispy fried plantains, which are very popular in Hispanic cusiine as a side dish or appetizer. This tostonera easily flattens sliced plantains and prepares them to be fried. Available at Macys.com for $9.99