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Bring a bento box for lunch

September 1, 2011 |  6:00 am

BentoIn Japan, bento boxes are used by everyone, from schoolchildren to executives. Bento boxes are a way to keep various food items separate. Traditional bentos consist of rice, meat or fish, and pickled vegetables. 

This unique Japanese custom is becoming popular in the United States. Zojirushi has a line of his-and-hers stainless- steel bento thermos jars that make taking lunch to work or school simple and convenient. Each set comes with an insulated jar and carrying bag, a spork and three stackable inner jars (which are microwave safe).

These modern "green" lunchboxes are available for purchase online on Amazon.com starting at $36. You can also look on the Zojirushi website under store locator to find a business that carries this product near you.


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