What Is Bamboo Charcoal?

Bamboo charcoal is made up of pieces of the rapidly growing moso bamboo, Phyllostachys edulis, plant. As the moso bamboo matures, millions of tiny holes or pores form in the stalks.

These tiny holes increase the surface area of the bamboo. As a result a single gram (.035 ounces) of bamboo charcoal has as much as 600 square meters (718 square yards) of surface area.

When the bamboo reaches the age of five, it is harvested and cut into pieces. These pieces undergo a firing process at temperatures of 1800 degrees Fahrenheit to create the bamboo charcoal.

Bamboo has become popular with environmentally conscious consumers because it is one of the most sustainable resources available. When harvested responsibly, bamboo can renew itself for generations without synthetic fertilizers, herbicides or pesticides.

While activated wood charcoal has similar properties, activated bamboo charcoal is four times more porous than regular wood charcoal, which greatly increases its effectiveness to eliminate impurities and neutralize odors.

Bamboo charcoal is an environmentally friendly and ecologically responsible ingredient. It is 100% natural and safe to use around pets and children.

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