One of the brands featured on Erin’s Eco List is “Totally Bamboo”. This company uses “Moso Bamboo” to make their cutting boards. Moso Bamboo is a different species of bamboo and has been grown with no chemical fertilizers.
Totally Bamboo, who sell their product range on Amazon, uses Premium Grade Bamboo which is taken from the lower portion of the pole which is thick/more compact.
No artificial dyes or stains used. The lighter colour bamboo boards are natural. The darker colour bamboo boards are produced from a heating process to achieve that colour. The natural sugar in the bamboo is caramelized to produce its natural honey colour.
Tip: Bamboo cutting boards should not be soaked in water or placed in dishwashers. To clean, simply wash with warm soapy water and rinse well with a dry lint free tea towel. Once air dried, rub your bamboo cutting board/s with beeswax or coconut oil (usually once a week) to keep the bamboo from drying out and cracking. Coconut oil is a better alternative to using vegetable oil as coconut oil does not go rancid as other cooking oils do.
Why Use Bamboo Cutting Boards?
Bamboo does not need to be re-planted as when it is cut from the base of the plant, it takes around 4 1/2 years for it to regrow. Being resistant to pests/mildew and mold, it makes sense to use this wonderful versatile bamboo plant in the use of cutting boards.