Bakey’s: Edible Spoons: Made in India
Edible spoons promise to be tasty while saving the planet.
Tired of seeing mountains of plastic cutlery polluting India’s landfills, Narayana Peesapty had an idea. What if you could eat your disposable spoon rather than toss it?
Peesapaty, a researcher and agriculture consultant from India, developed an edible spoon made of millet, rice and wheat flours, in 2010.
They have sold 1.5 million spoons for his company Bakey’s.
Its edible lunch spoon can last twenty minutes in hot liquid, and comes in a variety of flavors: sugar, ginger-cinnamon, ginger-garlic, cumin, celery, black pepper, mint-ginger and carrot beet root. The spoons have a shelf life of two to three years.
A new facility that can produce 800,000 spoons a day is in the works in India.
Plastic contains chemical complexes, several of which are neuro toxic and carcinogenic. These leach into food. In fact, even the so called food grade cutlery is that, where this leaching is within permissible levels of 60 parts per million.
This is why Bakey’s has made a healthy, nutritious and eco-friendly alternative that are edible and safe. The cutlery is made of flours of jowar blended with rice and wheat. They contain no chemicals, preservatives, fat, plasticizes, emulsifiers, artificial colour or milk products. It is 100% natural, biodegradable, vegetarian, vegan and Halal. They can also be made gluten free and with many other grains that are easily available in other countries.
This “Made in India” venture with an aim at environmental amelioration is already up and running in a small scale and expanding slowly.
Bakey’s also has plans of introducing other cutlery products like fork, soup spoons, dessert spoons and even chopsticks.
Their plan is to expand into cups, plates and many more traditional tableware. Their goal is to create and expand into a whole new line.