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HELPING THE EARTH – Why Bamboo chopping boards are the best?

Did you know that Bamboo trees are crucial for the atmosphere as they release 35% more oxygen than any other trees?

Astonishingly, Bamboo is proven to absorb more tons of CO2 than other trees, due to its extreme growth rate. The NEW booming market for Bamboo could be a fantastic bonus to our environment!

That’s just the start of the huge benefits of using Bamboo in chopping boards.

Bamboo is truly AMAZING! Please see the stunning facts below,

Fast Growing qualities

Bamboo has an unparalleled growth rate in the plant world.

Even Guinness World Records are aware, they confirm that the world record for the fastest growing plant on earth belongs to a type bamboo that grows up to a staggering 91 cm (35”) per day, which is almost 4 cm (1.5”) and hour

You can stand in forest and literally ‘watch it grow’

How Tall does Bamboo Grow?

Wow, Bamboos can grow up to 30 m tall and 20 cm in diameter!

Strength Qualities


1. Tensile strength: Bamboo is known to have a higher tensile strength than steel, due to its fibre’s running axially.


2. Fire Resistance: Bamboo’s capability to resist fire is very high, it can withstand temperature up to 4000 C!


3. Elasticity: Bamboo is used extensively in earthquake prone regions due to its elastic features, bendability and flexibility


4. Weight of bamboo: Due to their low weight they are easily removed making it easy for transportation and construction.


5. Unlike other building materials like cement, bamboo poses no danger to health.


6. Bamboo is HIGHLY cost effective and easy to use.

Bamboo Survived Hiroshima!

Extraordinary proof of Bamboo's irrepressible ability is the fact that it was the only plant to survive the mass radiation caused by the atomic bombings in Hiroshima, Japan in 1945.

The ferocious incinerating heat caused by the atomic bomb destroyed all trees and other plant life, except for one humble Bamboo grove. The grove has since been removed, however hollow stem culms from the grove are now preserved in a museum in Hiroshima.

ECO Qualities

Bamboo is,

• Eco Friendly
• Ecological – its grown with its own root system with fully renewable sources
• Bamboo trees are crucial for the atmosphere as they release 35% more oxygen than any other trees?
• Harder & Lighter than most woods with a Janka hardness of 1,400.
• Because the regeneration rate for bamboo forests is much quicker than any other woody plant, it’s a far superior sustainable choice of wood.
• Thrives naturally in the wild without any pesticides

Can Bamboo Conduct Electricity?

Thomas Edison was even aware of bamboo’s qualities!

When he embarked on designing a NEW version of his original bulb, it was vital he found the right material for the filament.

The filament needed a material that would glow when an electric current was passed through it. It is documented that Edison tested more than 1,600 materials, including coconut fibre, fishing line, even hairs from a worker's beard.


Finally, Edison used the most successful of the trial candidates, he used bamboo fibre for the filament. Edison and his team discovered that treated bamboo could conduct electrical current, and that it could last more than 1200 hours, far more than any other material he tested or was available at the time.


FINALLY - CHOPPING BOARD Qualities 

So, as Bamboo is so ecologically friendly and so strong that it is used in earthquake construction - it’s a ‘no brainer’ that Bamboo is a SUPERIOR material for wood chopping boards.

Then the REAL extra bonus of Bamboo used in chopping boards,

Sharper Knife – Safer Life!

The kitchen, the heart of most homes in the UK, who doesn’t like the smell of fresh bread and cake baking?

However, national statistics confirm the kitchen is the most likely location for accidents in the home.

Kitchen Knife – accident facts

Every year, over 100,000 people are injured in a kitchen related accident in the UK. (link back - no follow link here – to trusted source)

A staggering 60% of those injured are from cuts from the humble kitchen knife.

The reason?

It is continually proven that a dull or blunt blade is far more dangerous than one that is sharp.

And / or the wrong chopping board is used.

Why?

Knife injuries normally happen when the knife slips during chopping or cutting.

A dull knife requires far more pressure applied to cut, slice or chop food.

This extra pressure combined with a blunt knife blade can cause the knife to easily slip from the food you are preparing, in most cases the blade then comes into contact with the other hand, causing a nasty, and in some cases, serious cuts to the hand or fingers.

Kitchen Knives – Sharp blades - The facts.

Contrary to popular belief, sharp knives are actually far safer to use than dull knives.

Understandably, many people are scared of sharp knives, thinking they’re more dangerous to use, I bet you’ve heard someone say, “Be careful that knife is sharp!” whereas I doubt you’ve never heard someone warn you about a dull knife.


A link to the best kitchen knives can be found here.

https://www.chop-master.com/products/chop-master-ultimate-chef-knives

Keeping Knives Sharp – The MAJOR consideration - THE CHOPPING BOARD TYPE

To keep knives sharper, you must use the right type of chopping boards.

It’s definitely not the food you’re cutting that continually dulls your knife blades - it’s the cutting surface material type.

Glass, granite and marble are terrible surfaces to cut and chop on and will dull your knives very quickly.

It’s definitely not the food you’re cutting that continually dulls your knife blades - it’s the cutting surface material type.

Glass, granite and marble are terrible surfaces to cut and chop on and will dull your knives very quickly.

Plastic, it may shock you how bad plastic cutting boards are for your knives and for kitchen safety. Plastic cutting boards are terrible all around: they rapidly dull the blades of your knives, you end up with nasty microplastic particles in your food, and importantly, they are also horrendous for the environment.

Without doubt the best surface to cut food on is a wood chopping board that’s not too hard nor too soft. Bamboo chopping boards, Cherry and Maple are recognised as the best chopping boards.

Bamboo won’t absorb water, crack or peel, has unique anti-bacterial properties and wont dull or blunt sharp knives

The worst woods to use? Avoid softwoods, Acacia, and Oak in any form.

BAMBOO - The best and safest, eco-friendly wood chopping board!

Here is a link to the best chopping boards available.

www.chop-master.com

 

 

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