Ever been so incredibly hungry you’ve felt like you could gobble up the food along with the cutlery and plates as well? I certainly have! Well, now it’s not that far from the reality anymore, because an enterprising inventor from India has invented edible spoons that you can eat up, once you’re done with your meal!

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Narayana Peesapaty founded his company, called Bakeys, in Hyderabad in 2011, after putting up own his flat as collateral, and perfecting his technology for making economically viable, environmentally friendly edible spoons! He was inspired to find an alternative to the wooden or plastic cutlery we use more commonly, which aren’t biodegradable, and usually ending up in the trash after use, create a number of environmental problems.

Indian invents edible spoons

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Made from millet, rice, and wheat, and available in a variety of flavours,
these spoons are highly nutritious, and if unused, have a shelf life of three years. However, if you use a Bakeys spoon and don’t eat it, it’ll decompose in less than a week, making disposal a complete non-issue!

Indian invents edible spoons

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Bakeys suggests not using too much force if you use its cutlery to cut into hard foods, as these edible spoons are certainly not as sturdy as their metal or plastic counterparts, being made of flours, but they’re more than firm enough to get you through a cup of hot soup without them wilting!

Indian invents edible spoons

But being environmentally friendly is not the only thing that makes Bakeys an amazing innovation! The spoons are made principally of jowar, and in a country like India, where rice is the highest produced crop, the amount of water needed for rice production is extremely high. Jowar, on the other hand, being a dryland crop, would immensely help stabilise groundwater levels. And by using jowar as the main ingredient, it would not only create a market for millets but also give farmers an incentive to produce them.

Indian invents edible spoons

Whether these spoons ever become popular enough to replace conventional plastic or wooden cutlery all over the world is yet to be seen, as they’re pretty pricey at the moment, but Narayana claims that he can make his products as cheap as plastic spoons once he is able to establish a market big enough to sustain his brand.

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Check out this video showcasing Narayana’s invention, which has already gone viral after being shared online by the website The Better India, with more than 2.5 million views in less than a day!

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