What is the purpose of this little packet?
The purpose of the silica gel packet is to absorb moisture and maintain dryness. But you can throw it out if it gets in your way.
What happens if I eat it? Is it dangerous?
Don't worry! Silica gel is not toxic, according to the National Capital Poison Center (NCPC).
Basically, the warning label in silica gel packets is displayed as it is considered a choking hazard for small children, says the NCPC.