Why and how is it so much healthier?
I was reading a comment from one blogger stating something like this “just make sure you rub a piece of lead testing paper onto the inner walls of any crock pot and if the color doesn’t change you’re safe….” The topic of discussion was the presence of lead in your cookware, specifically the crock or inserts for a crock pot.
I have to go back a little bit to let you know (if you don’t already) that lead in any way shape or form (or in this case), amount, is dangerous when taken with food because it can be assimilated by the body and shows up in your blood, urine, breast milk (if you’re a breastfeeding mother). Over a period of time when this heavy metal has accumulated in your body, it can cause severe damage to many organs including the heart, kidneys, and reproductive system. It also interferes with and damages the functioning of the nervous system. This is some of what is known — there are many more damaging effects that are still being studied and many others we still don’t know…
Not only is LEAD dangerous, any heavy metal like aluminum, cadmium, chromium, nickel (from metal cookware) are all very dangerous when ingested through food as they get assimilated in the body, and these metal ions replace essential nutrients in cells and disrupt their normal function. So it is important or should I say imperative that there be NO lead or other heavy metals in your cookware—almost all metals are reactive and leach into food.
It’s just not enough to check for lead by rubbing the inside of the utensil with a test paper, the problem is with the chemically bound lead that may be present as part of the raw material of the cooking pot. This can reactively leach into your food with heat acting as a catalyst. This lead cannot be tested by just rubbing a piece of test paper, the food needs to be sent for testing in a food testing lab to find out the fact.
Cookware made from Pure-Clay, a Nutrient rich composition of Nature:
We at Miriam’s earthen cookware make cooking pots that have NO Lead (click on the link to see test results). In fact, there are no heavy metals that leach into your food. We have four different sizes of pots and they can be used on the stove top for slow cooking or could fit into your crock pot cooker…Our raw material is tested to ensure it has no lead or any other heavy metals that can leach into your food. Furthermore, our cookware is not glazed, so there is no contamination of the food there either. The raw material is 100% all-natural pure clay (not manufactured clay like ceramic, porcelain or flame ware). The finished product made from this pure ingredient is 100% inert & non-reactive.
If using on the stove top as slow cooker, use it with a diffuser (gas or electric) and set it on the lowest settings. If using inside your crockpot, measure the inside dimensions of the crock pot you have and check on this page that has all the information on using it for slow cooking. Email us anytime if you have questions.
The taste of the food cooked in these pots cannot be compared to the taste of food cooked in metal or other kinds of crocks. In the words of one of our own customers who used it in his slow cooker:
“…Indeed the food tastes 100 times better” Justin Deane, South Africa.
In the coming days, we will be posting some extra delicious crock pot recipes on our website. But keep in mind that any recipe can be adapted to your pure-clay cooking pot quickly and easily. Just remember to season your pots before first use. And follow the instructions on the pamphlet. The seasoning instructions will be sent to you with your purchase and can also be found Online.
Because of the quality of food that comes out of this cookware that is crafted from the purity of nature: Nutritional dense food that is free of every dangerous metal and chemical toxins, not to mention the great taste… and its multi-functionality (can be used on stove top, oven and in your crock pot), we think it’s the safest & best cooking pot in the market. Wouldn’t you agree?