An Island Bamboo original, The Honey Striped Chopper,Utility and Bar Boards are unique, functional, attractive, and an earth-friendly product. We pride ourselves on our innovative designs and quality craftsmanship. Bamboo is 16% harder than maple making bamboo a better solid surface for cutting. Island Bamboo uses a specific bamboo called "Moso" which is not a food source for the Giant Panda. Bamboo naturally grows in honey colored shade but is also available in darker caramel color. In order to create the caramel colored bamboo. The bamboo is cured and heated turning the sugars in bamboo into the darker varying caramel color. The colors do not fade or wash out, are not stains or dyes. Island Bamboo uses only natural and approved food grade glues and only select grade bamboo. Care Instructions: Simply hand wash with soap and warm water then dry thoroughly. Use "Bamboo Renew� to restore and protect your bamboo Stripped Chopper,Utility and Bar Board, Bamboo Renew is all natural, food safe and earth friendly!