The Pentabowl is a very useful eating tool with many uses. For example, it can hold up to four spices, or dehydrated foods in its varied size compartments. Also there is a little bowl in the middle so that when you are eating you can put the dehydrated food in the bowl and add water so that it is ready to eat. You can use the spork\knife to scoop, poke, or cut your food. When you are not eating you can store spices, or dehydrated foods and seal off the compartments with a lid. The Pentabowl has an prodigious amount of unique uses. It is called the Pentabowl because it is made up of 5 compartments -- four storage areas and one bowl for eating.