Raw Material and Production
All our premium Thali palm leaf products are made from fallen palm leaves of the Areca palm trees. The Areca palm tree grows in Southern India and is cultivated for its nuts. These betel nuts are mainly grown for consumption, but are also used in the preparation of Ayurvedic and traditional Chinese medicine. Around 7 times a year the trees naturally shed their leaves which are collected from the areca nut plantation. In a year one hectare of Areca palm trees can produce up to 6700 sheaths.
After the selection, the palm leaves are brought to the factory for production and packaging. The leaves are firstly cleaned with high-pressure water so that any debris is washed away. After washing the leaves are mechanically pressed into plates and bowls. The press works with steam and heat. The heat ensures that any moisture evaporates and the steam kills any leftover bacteria. After pressing the pressed plates and bowls are cut from the leaf and left to dry a little longer. After drying the palm leaf tableware gets packaged and shipped to us.
We source our premium Thali palm leaf products from one supplier. This supplier manages his own supply chain, from the leaf collection, production, packaging till final delivery. This way we are ensured that the workers are working in a clean, safe environment and receive a fair wage for the products that they produce.
Our premium Thali plates are very strong and are almost as hard as wood. No chemicals or coatings are added to the tableware, making them all-natural. Because we use a natural raw material, every piece of tableware is different which gives them a very nice unique look and feel.
Unique and Authentic
Our range of palm leaf tableware is a 100% natural product and each leaf has its own unique shape. That means every single product has a unique, authentic and appealing appearance.
Since only the best quality leaves are being used, the products are stable, sturdy and of course food safe. The tableware has good thermal properties; it is suitable for hot dishes or use in ovens and microwaves up to 200°C.