Written by Sass Woods (Republished from Fit Malta Muma)
I’ve had my eye on these bowls for a while now and was thrilled to find out that they are now available locally from Flavours for Health. Get ready to fall in love with these beauties and I’ll give you 4 reasons why I am already “coconuts” over mine …
Eco-friendly product alert
Most of the coconut shells that are harvested each year for oil, water and flesh are discarded and burned as waste. This burning is hazardous to the environment, humans and animals alike. The bowls are made out of coconut shells that are reclaimed from companies that treat them as a bi-product after their flesh and water have been extracted. Therefore when you buy a bowl you are actively supporting global sustainability!
I’m not like the rest
Can you believe that each one of these bowls is unique with its own natural shape, size, colour and pattern? It’s pretty cool knowing that if you purchase a bowl no one in the world will have the same one!
How can I use you? Let me count the ways ..
These bowls are totally safe to eat out of; they are made from 100% natural coconuts and contain no artificial glues or lacquers. Although they are suitable for both hot and cold foods, they cannot be placed in a microwave, oven or a fridge – instead use your bowl for porridge, smoothie bowls, “nice” cream, buddha bowls, noodles or even salads. The added bonus is that they are fun to eat out of and they look pretty damn special too.
It’s always nice to play fair
The company responsible for making these bowls supports fair trade practices. They currently have workshops in Indonesia and Vietnam and employ people within the local communities that they work with. They are also in the process of developing an initiative that will allow you to measure your impact from reclaiming a coconut bowl – pretty awesome if you ask me!