Areca nut palm trees are cultivated in India primarily because of their small fruits, the “betel nuts”. Contrary to other species of palm trees, in Western countries there is almost no interest in betel nuts, so no rainforests are cut down to make room for large palm plantations. Moreover, no pesticides or fungicides are used.
During its growth, the areca palm loses its leaves naturally 4-7 times a year, and these get collected, washed, and then they are manually pressed into plates and bowls by the aid of pressure and heat impact. The water used to wash the palm leaves is collected and then used for the irrigation of plantations.
- Natural products, 100% biodegradable & compostable
- Elegant, original, ecological – suitable for all kinds of events
- Chemical free
- Durable, lighweight, easily transported
- Safe to use in a conventional oven, microwave, fridge
- For cold or hot food
*Note in regard to stability and taste neutrality: Palm leaf plates are intended for the short-term consumption of food. If used as packaging with longer storage time, the plates are only suitable for dry products. In case of longer filling times prior to consumption, palm leaves might absorb the food’s moisture. This process may lead to harmless taste impairments (hay-like or woody) of the dishes. Therefore, please note: Do not fill bowls and deep plates with liquid dishes (e.g. soup) for longer than 15 minutes before consumption; damp or fatty food no longer than 30 minutes before consumption. If you require and/or desire longer filling times, please check the food in terms of sensorial changes (taste and odor) after the recommended maximum filling time.