Acacia is widespread in the Philippines and typically found in waste places along roads and trails. The tree was introduced to the country from tropical America around the 1800’s and was widely planted as a shade tree. There are over 1,300 species of acacia world wide as this is a fast-growing species that is not on any endangered list. It is a very eco-friendly wood to harvest.
Acacia has become a prized wood over the years because of its beauty, density, and strength. It is a genuine hard wood rich with natural oils that give the wood its natural water resistance.
Acacia is highly plentiful, good looking and exhibits fair performance in the kitchen making it a popular choice for use as cutting boards, cheese boards, serving spoons, bowls, and plates.
Caring for your acacia kitchenware pieces is easy. Handwash with hot, soapy water and an occasional rubbing with food-safe mineral oil will keep the wood from drying. Odors can be removed by rubbing with table salt and lemon. Regular sanitizing with one part vinegar to five parts water is recommended.
KD Sourcing has strong connections with factories specializing in the manufacture of acacia wood kitchen and tableware. Designs and sizes are all customizable according to the buyer’s specification. Email us with your requirements and we will work with you in developing a prototype.