Pacific Merchants genuine Acaciaware is durable beyond the wood's inherent natural beauty. The tight grain of acacia hardwood along with a food-safe finish makes these small dipping and nut bowls resistant to penetration by liquids, and will not stain or pick up odors. A clear, food-safe finish is used to seal the wood and preserve the rich grain look. Use our Acaciaware dipping bowls as a nut bowl, spice container, sauces or even to hold your jewelry or other knick-knacks in the hallway or on your dresser. Acaciaware serveware sets are also affordable hostess gifts or can be given as a housewarming gift set. Only use genuine Acaciaware for dinner parties, formal or casual dining, family gatherings and entertaining friends. Take care of your Acaciaware it will last for years of enjoyment.