It’s an exciting time when we’ve saved up money to buy our first and the best cookware set. But what are the things that come to our mind first? The shape, size, design, and color — right? What if I tell you these should be the least of your concerns as there are more important things that qualify it to be the “best”?
Do You Want A Cookware Or A Showpiece?
First of all, you need to decide whether you need a cookware or a showpiece. Conventional cookware made from metals or ceramics are glazed with chemicals and enamels. They give them a finished, shiny and sometimes colorful look. People are attracted to them as if they are going to use them as show-pieces instead of for cooking food. For a cookware to be called ‘best’, it should fully serve its purpose – cook in the healthiest way possible. The color and design on the surface don’t really make a great deal of difference.
Why The Traditional Ones Are Not The Best Cookware Set
The problem with sets available in the market is that they are made from materials that leach toxins while cooking. Metals like aluminum, iron, nickel, magnesium, molybdenum, lead — all subject to react with water, nutrients, vitamins & minerals, proteins and carbs. These are in the form of halogens, acids, and bases. Conventional ceramic cookware made from ceramic clay, porcelain, stoneware is laden with chemicals. The glazes and enamel used for coating is a composition of different chemicals, oxides, and metals.
Cooking is a chemically transformational process. Metals leach ions at cooking temperature, which then react with food (a biochemical entity) while heat acts as a catalyst. These metal ions then assimilate with food and accumulate in tissues, organs, and blood over time. If this goes on for a long time, several health problems may arise ranging from minor illnesses and allergies to chronic diseases.
Moreover, metals and ceramics cook with excessive and uneven heat to food. The temperature is high at the bottom than at the top. Such a harsh heat damages delicate nutrients and leaves food nutritionally depleted.
Is There A Viable Alternative?
Luckily, there is a material that is perfect for making cookware. Its origin lies in our ancient history when people used to cook in clay cookware. They were probably more aware than us about the harmful effects of using chemicals and metals in cookware.
A material that is 100% pure and is perfect for making cookware – pure clay. Pure clay pots are free of metals or chemicals and do not leach toxins into food. This primary clay can be harvested in its purest form from un-farmed and non-industrialized lands. The maker must take care not to use any chemicals, glazes or enamels while making cookware. You can test this by doing a simple alkaline baking soda test at home.
Not only is it the safest material but the unique far-infrared heat it generates cooks your food thoroughly without damaging nutrients. When cooking in these pots and pans you can be sure you are using the best cookware set available out there. So, don’t wait anymore, find a 100% pure-clay cooking pot and experience the difference today!
Important: Miriams Earthen Cookware is featured on Debra’s List of Non-toxic Products