A definition of healthy food in most households in our Indian subcontinent, the humble Roti is the most loved delicacy too. Eating fresh cooked hot chapatis with seasonal vegetables and dal rice is any foodie’s delight and well also the recommended balanced diet. 

A definition of healthy food in most households in our Indian subcontinent, the humble Roti is the most loved delicacy too. Eating fresh cooked hot chapatis with seasonal vegetables and dal rice is any foodie’s delight and well also the recommended balanced diet. 

Mulmul Cloth, since as long as roti recorded history goes, has been the traditional way to store rotis before serving. A good number of rotis were cooked and stacked hot, meticulously in mulmul/ muslin cloth and then enclosed in brass/ copper/ terracotta / wooden / steel boxes for large joint family living and eating together. Now when food was served within an hour and the rotis were served, they were fresh with roti’s appetizing aromatic steam still making its way through. Even rotis wrapped in traditional cloth for a day or two retained its taste and so the mulmul roti cloth tradition passed from generation to generation finding its way into our school and office lunch boxes too.

A few decades prior to today, we were introduced to the aluminium foil for packing alternatives, rules of packing changed and no longer could we pack hot rotis, since aluminium does not absorb moisture, the rotis were first left to cool off on the rack then packed. A trend followed quite universally until opinions of aluminium foil’s ill effects started surfacing along with the challenge of its disposal. 

The aluminium foil had marketed and appealed itself on the basis of hygiene, as the mulmul even on washing retained the roti effect and of the very much in the lunch box “Parathas” the oil would absorb and even on washing and drying, some grease and odour would remain, these cloths had then to be replaced with another one.

It was like hitting the wall when aluminium foil raised health issues. The alternative option was to go back to what we had deemed unhygienic.

But now, when supermarkets and online stores have bought out Roti Wrap cloth made of novel non woven fabric. It looks like we have a Homerun!

This Fabric is exactly what we have been looking for, it suffices all our requirements for our Dear LunchBoxes in terms of Health, Hygiene and that freshness of taste in each bite.

 What is This Novel Non-Woven Fabric, let us get into its making.

Novel Non-woven fabrics were initiated into the manufacturing of medical, hygiene, healthcare and cosmetic products as they inherently provide effectivity to the specific functionality of the product they are incorporated into.

One of the biggest advantages with respect to its manufacturing has been the scope to scale in economies of production, performance capacities and maintaining light self-weight and by securing certified approval from various medical associations from around the world. This non-woven fabric has found its way into a variety of medical, household and industrial uses.

Research in innovations is on, pertaining to variety in these cellulose microfibres to scale down production costs while maintaining high standards of product quality control. Currently, there are 3 types of fibers being used, cotton, rayon and wood pulp and cotton linters.

The non-woven fabric products are 100% natural, biodegradable, disposable and so make for an ecologically responsible choice in health and hygiene industry products.

Now how do they fit the bill for perfectly healthy packing of our Roti?

Well, to start with, Non-woven fabrics are engineered fabrics that are built to provide specific functions effectively such as absorption, liquid repellence, resilience, stretch, softness, strength, flame retardant, washability, quick-dry, cushioning, thermal insulation, filtration and used proficiently as a bacterial barrier and for sterility.

Wow! That’s a lot of engineering talk for the Roti Wrap Cloth but Hey it’s our health at stake and Roti our daily staple food.

These Non-Woven Cellulose microfibres are highly absorbent by nature and lock the moisture and the aroma of our piping hot Rotis which are then neatly placed in our Roti boxes so when we open our lunches we get to taste Roti in all its freshness.

That also means the cold Sandwiches or the toasted sandwiches are just as fine and not soggy which is an absolute dread while packing bread recipes.

The absorbency of non woven fabric comes exceptionally handy while packing parathas and our other lovable Indian cuisine deep-fried foods, these microfibres absorb excessive oil quite effectively.

Now that the taste of our food is guaranteed, the next big challenging question and apparently the most pertinent in terms of hygiene is- 

How hygienic is Nonwoven Roti Wrap cloth on reuse?

The Answer

Thank God! They are super easy to wash. We could just hand wash them using a little bit of detergent or could put them in our dishwasher along with our dishes, they get super clean, just as good as new, and are very quick to dry just leave them out in the sun for a while, so we won’t have to worry about the build-up of bacteria and germs.

Avoid putting them in the washing machine dryer as it could damage the product.

The hygiene of the cloth after a wash is almost remarkable that even after multiple usages, the cloth bears no trace of oil grease stains or any food smell. Whereas the traditional roti wrap is known to harbour a host of bacteria in the long run of multiple usages.

The non-woven fabric’s ability to dry very quickly works well for our raised standards of hygiene as we are well in the awareness that bacteria or germs tend to grow in moist & wet environments which is absolutely eliminated in nonwoven fiber. Roti Wrap Cloth making them our most suitable choice in maintaining Taste Health and Hygiene, and when the time comes, replace the Roti Wrap Cloth guilt-free. They are environment friendly and easily become plant compost giving us the chance to contribute to saving nature too.

So, here we are…And,

We have a clear winner!

GO for it.

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