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Edible Water Spheres

Skipping Rocks Lab wants to rid the world of plastic bottles, and their biodegradable edible water spheres are a start. Simply put, the edible exterior is created by dropping a block of ice into a mixture of brown algea extract and calcium chloride. What results is a seaweed-based membrane that keeps it shape, locking in the water inside. Continue reading for another video, more pictures and information.

Edible Water Blob
Edible Water Blob
Edible Water Blob

"If you don't feel like eating it, the flexible, bubble-like packaging biodegrades in just 4-6 weeks, the same time as a piece of fruit. The membrane can be flavored and colored, and can also be used for other liquids such as soft drinks, spirits and cosmetics," reports Design Boom.

This entry was posted on 04/12/2017 09:30am and is filed under Food, Geek, Science .
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