Bamboo belongs to the sweet grass family and can be harvested faster than wood. The material is therefore both sustainable and economical. Bamboo is very stable and tasteless. In the NatureStar range you will find bamboo toothpicks as well as many creative bamboo skewers for finger food, buffets, catering and events.
Bamboo belongs to the grass family and is a great alternative to wood because it grows back many times faster and is therefore available in large quantities. Bamboo is particularly hard-wearing, flexible and sustainable. In the NatureStar range from Franz Mensch you will find, for example, bamboo finger food skewers, tongs or food markers in different lengths and designs. Bamboo skewers are very suitable for restaurants, catering or party services to decorate food.
Which is better: bamboo or wood for disposable tableware and skewers?
Bamboo can be picked faster than wood. Some types of bamboo grow up to one metre per day! Bamboo also has many advantages when it comes to recycling - it is 100% compostable, so you can dispose of it in your organic waste or compost. In addition, bamboo is antibacterial and tasteless, making it an ideal alternative in the food industry. It absorbs four times more CO2 than other plants. Furthermore, bamboo reaches a size of about 35 metres in only 6 months and thus produces more usable material than trees.
Is bamboo good for the environment?
Sweet grasses such as bamboo develop underground root systems with the help of which they quickly regenerate and form new culms. This property allows them to absorb a particularly large amount of carbon dioxide from the air. Furthermore, bamboo is ahead of the game when it comes to sustainability. It is the fastest growing plant in the world. What takes a tree decades to grow, a bamboo cane takes just 4 years. Bamboo grows up to 35 metres high in its first year and then hardens. This is what makes bamboo so ecological and also cheap to buy.
Is bamboo harder than oak?
Yes, that is right. In fact, bamboo is harder than the wood of an oak. There is a special measuring method that determines the degree of hardness of a wood. A steel ball is pressed into the wood with a certain force. The pressed-in area is then measured and it is calculated how hard the wood is. All tree species and also bamboo can be classified and compared in this way. The result: bamboo is harder than oak and many other woods.
Bamboo is not even a tree. From a botanical point of view, it belongs to the grasses and has amazing properties. Bamboo is elastic and stable at the same time, which is why there are more and more products made of bamboo. These include, for example, parquet flooring, furniture, kitchen utensils and even bicycle frames. Bamboo also offers numerous possibilities for disposable products that are in contact with food.
Bamboo highlights at Franz Mensch
Impress your guests with fantastic bamboo skewers. Buy these eco-friendly skewers online here and use them for finger food, sushi, appetisers, desserts, buffets and more. The finger food skewers are made completely from bamboo. Bamboo sticks are useful for hygienic handling of appetisers and snacks, especially at buffets or events, as you do not have to touch the food with your hands. Therefore, use both hygienic and sustainable bamboo skewers especially for snack buffets.
- pure natural product made of bamboo
- made from renewable raw materials
- extremely stable and tasteless
Bamboo food marker
Rare, Medium oder Well: The steak markers clearly indicate the cooking levels and are easy for your guests to understand. The food markers are made of natural bamboo and are therefore very environmentally friendly, food-safe and break-resistant. You can also mark vegetarian dishes quickly and easily with the veggie" food marker.
Bamboo finger food tongs
The bamboo tongs are an excellent addition to your next finger food buffet. Small appetisers or sushi can be "picked up" very easily. The tongs are made of environmentally friendly bamboo and are therefore also fully compostable. The bamboo tongs are extremely stable and tasteless.