This mortar and pestle are made using 100% organically grown bamboo, food-safe water-based adhesives, and top-grade natural oils. Even the lacquer comes from natural cashew trees. Every product adheres to the standards of the FDA and European equivalent. A far cry from the daily grind: a sleek mortar pestle set with all the antimicrobial and antibacterial benefits of bamboo--and great looks to boot. Core Bamboo's bright, beautiful bowls, trays, utensils, and accessories are made from one of the most remarkable resources on earth. When bamboo is planted, its roots spread and automatically regenerate themselves. Plants are ready to be harvested in as little as four years. Antibacterial by nature, bamboo is also unusually durable and lightweight--stronger than maple yet lighter than oak--making it both a stylish and a practical choice for your kitchen and table.