Benefits of Silicone: A Safer, Smarter Alternative

When it comes to kitchenware and food storage, the materials you choose matter not only for your health but also for the environment. Many of us are familiar with the hazards of reheating food in plastic containers, which can leach harmful chemicals like BPA into your meals. But there’s a solution that’s gaining popularity: silicone. However there is a difference between silicone and LFGB certified silicone.

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What is LFGB Silicone?

LFGB silicone is a premium grade that has met rigorous LFGB testing standards, considered the gold standard in Europe for food-contact materials. Silicone itself is a versatile, heat-resistant material derived from silica, offering a safer and more sustainable alternative to conventional plastics and metals.

FDA vs. LFGB Silicone Standards

While both the FDA in the USA and LFGB in Europe certify silicone as food-safe, the LFGB standards are notably stricter. Under LFGB regulation, silicone products undergo more intensive testing, ensuring no dangerous chemicals are released into food at any temperatures. This makes LFGB-grade silicone a superior choice for anyone prioritising health and safety in their cooking and food storage practices.

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Why Choose Silicone Over Plastic?

  • Safety in High Temperatures: Unlike plastic, silicone does not release harmful chemicals when heated and does not degrade as easily under extreme conditions.
  • Durability: Silicone is remarkably durable and more ocean-friendly than plastic. It resists oxidation and water damage, lasting longer without showing signs of wear.
  • Flexibility and Non-stick: Silicone’s flexibility makes it ideal for baking moulds and food storage containers, as it’s easy to clean and doesn’t require greasing.


Seed & Sprout’s Commitment: Silicone Take Back Program

At Seed & Sprout, we understand the importance of not only choosing the right materials but also handling their end of life responsibly. That’s why we’ve introduced the Silicone Take Back program. This initiative ensures that when your silicone products reach the end of their usable life, they are recycled properly, reducing waste and continuing our commitment to sustainability.

Upgrade Your Kitchen with LFGB Silicone

By choosing products like our LFGB-grade silicone kitchenware, you’re opting for the highest quality, safest materials for you and your family. Whether you're baking, storing leftovers, or prepping meals, our silicone products offer peace of mind with their superior safety and durability.

Ready to make the switch? Check out our range of silicone kitchen essentials and embrace a healthier, more sustainable way to cook and store your food.

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