Why Acacia is Becoming a Popular Wood for Cutting Boards

Why Acacia

Acacia (also known as thorntree), is a natural wood that is becoming trendy and popular for use in cutting boards. Historically, acacia has been a prized wood because of its beauty and strength.

The Bible references a special genus of red acacia that grows in East Africa as the wood that was used to build The Ark of the Covenant and Noah’s Ark.

Acacia seeds and leaves have been used for medicinal purposes while acacia essence has been used as a perfume for centuries. In modern times, it’s common to find acacia used in fine furnishings, flooring, decorative art and in the kitchen. See our collection of acacia cutting boards here.

Acacia Wood
Acacia Wood
Acacia Wood for Cutting Boards

How does Acacia Wood rank amongst the traditional cutting board materials?

While traditional hard woods such as maple, oak, cherry and walnut have all remained desirable for their appearance and functionality, these woods can still run upwards of $100 for a quality edge grain board, while an end grain butcher block can sell for upwards of $300.

These high price points have opened up the door for materials such as bamboo, which are relatively cheap in comparison while holding up just as well (if not better) than the classic hard woods. Acacia wood cutting boards have proved time and time again that they can last in the kitchen just as much as a traditional wood cutting board can.