Green Cookware Set: Best Option is Pure-Clay Pots and Pans, Why?
A green Cookware set is healthy for the planet, yes, but is also the healthiest choice for you. With popular metal and ceramic cookware flooding store shelves today, I am sure you’re thinking how pure-clay is the best eco-friendly option? Let’s find out:
Pure-clay differs significantly from what is commonly available in the market. These differences are discussed below:
It’s the Green Cookware Set by choice of Raw Material:
Metals are mined from minerals formed under the surface of the earth millions of years ago. They are non-renewable, so once used up, there is no way to replace them. The ceramic material is a mixture of part clay (7% or so) and the rest is oxides and minerals. These are obtained through fracking. These elements separated from their natural state leach in the presence of oxygen and hydrogen. Food is fundamentally made up of oxygen and hydrogen molecules and all nutrients are bound to these molecules. Thus, these materials are unhealthy for cooking as much as they are unhealthy for the environment.
Pure-clay, on the other hand, is unglazed primary clay – it’s nothing but the earth itself in the purest form. It is harvested from the earth’s surface where it’s formed by natural processes of action between air, water and earth. Pure-clay is renewable – once taken the earth replaces it quickly. It’s been used for centuries – even from before recorded history. This is likely due to its purity and health benefits.
Is Green in the Making Process: Mining, Extraction & Manufacturing:
Mining and fracking cause massive deforestation. Extracting these metals from minerals and their processing leaves toxic by-products that pollute nearby waterways and the air. As a result, wildlife and human settlements get disrupted. This also ruins the ecological balance.
On the other hand, pure clay creates absolutely no by-products. You don’t have to cut trees or pollute the environment in any way while harvesting or processing this material. Because of its rigidness, it doesn’t allow strong roots to go deep into the soil. At the most, this soil only allows for shallow grass to grow on it. In the making, pure-clay cookware is made using a negligible amount of energy.
The raw material for metal and ceramic cookware is transported long distances from the mining lands to the making factories. Many times, this could even be across the ocean. The exhaust gasses and waste from the giant ships used for this purpose pollute the sea and marine life. Also, they run at a high speed unduly killing sea creatures.
Manufacturers of pure-clay cookware, like Miriams Earthen Cookware are usually located within a few miles or less from the place the clay is harvested!
Besides these great benefits, pure-clay is the only material that’s fully bio-degradable. At the end of their useful life-cycle, which could be decades long, you can re-purpose them in many ways; as plant pots, for storing water or let them simply bio-degrade naturally. They go back to the earth they came from without causing any harm to where they are disposed – like a truly green material.
Pure-clay cookware is also 100% green while in use. For instance, it cooks with just ½ the heat compared to other cookware sets. You can also read more about these unique features on the link below.
These are the reasons pure clay cookware is the best choice for a green cookware set. And also why they are ahead of other cookware that may claim to be green. So, when looking for “green” cookware, search with this holistic approach to find one that is truly environment friendly, in all aspects.
Choose your Healthy and Green Cookware from a variety of MEC pots and pans and start enjoying what many people around the world are bragging about.