What’s in your MEC clay? Test Results
...because this determines whether your cooked food is really nutritious & potent or if it's half dead and contaminated with toxins.
Miriams Earthen Cookware is made from 100% Pure & Primary clay, the highest quality natural clay, harvested from non-industrialized, remote and secluded lands within the USA, and tested in an independent US state laboratory. They are 100% unglazed and NO additives are used in any of the making, finishing or firing processes.
Here are the steps we take to ensure the purity of our natural clay:
Before the clay is harvested research is done to see if any industries or farming has taken place on the land in the last 200 years. Primary clay is not farm-able soil as the clay becomes very rigid because of its elastic properties that prevent the plants' root system to grow. It is also verified that there are no industries disposing toxic waste into water, soil or air in a 20 mile radius around the clay dig site. Next, several samples are taken and sent to the laboratory to be tested for a 2nd level of confirmation to make sure the clay has no contaminants. The testing is done by the Morgan Soil Testing Method -- one of the best and most reliable testing methodology. Then it is harvested. It is harvested from 15-20 feet below the surface. The cooking pots and pans are formed by hand without the use of ANY additives or chemicals.
MEC Clay has No Lead, No Cadmium, No Arsenic, see test results below:
And no, we don't know of another company that goes through these steps to get you the healthiest cookware. If you know of one and if they're prices are lower please reach out to us and we can match their price.
A note about the test results: The testing is done at UMASS in MA (University of Massachusetts soil testing lab). Since this is a university lab that does testing for educational purposes only it does not have a call center to answer customer quires. So they have requested that we remove their information from the published form. We use UMASS for testing because they offer a more thorough, detailed and complete testing.
Here is the Complete list of Nutrients & Micro-Nutrients in MEC's Primary clay:
Nutrients: Phosphorus (P), Potassium (K), Calcium (Ca), Magnesium (Mg)
Micro-nutrients: Boron (B), Manganese (Mn), Zinc (Zn), Iron (Fe)
Our clay is so pure it's edible. And yes, they're the same nutrients that nourish and grow your food.
Since it's just the way they're present in nature, and because nothing is added, nothing leaches out. By the end of the process of making the pots/pans, the ingredients bind together to form a 100% non-reactive, inert cooking pot. A pot that cooks your food with unique far-infrared heat and by preserving all the nutrients and flavor.