Cooking “green” with MEC’s Clay Pot Cooking
“Green cooking” means adopting means to cook your food in an eco-friendly manner. As we know, the cooking pot plays a crucial role in the cooking process so choosing a truly green pot is particularly important for earth conscious cooking. But first, let’s understand why cooking in this mindful way is important:
Why cooking green is important now more than ever?
We cannot get away with polluting the planet even with things we use in our day-today lives. What we see around us: global warming, climate change, increasing pollution levels and all the natural disasters are indicative of where we are going with our careless lifestyles.
It is high time we take green living very seriously and cooking green is an important aspect of this phenomenon. Choosing green cookware, when done on a large scale, can cause a great and positive impact on the environment. Keep reading to find out about an all-natural 100% eco-friendly cookware:
MEC’s 100% eco-friendly cookware: How is it different?
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) – a US based pioneering company makes truly green cookware from a natural renewable raw material – pure and primary clay. Here are the factors that make MEC’s pots and pans 100% eco-friendly:
- It’s green in the choice of raw material: MEC’s raw material, pure clay is “green” because it doesn’t pollute the environment in any way. Other materials like metals cause massive deforestation for mining, and release toxic waste during extraction and processing. But pure clay is harvested from the earth’s surface without causing any bad effect on the planet’s health. And its processing doesn’t involve use of chemicals or cause pollution.
- It’s green in the making: Any mechanized process calls for use of chemicals which results in release of toxic waste that pollutes the environment. Therefore, MEC makes pots and pans by throwing clay on a potter’s wheel and using skillful hands to shape it into pots/pans. This method, although less convenient, avoids use of any chemicals or toxic additives making MEC green in the making.
- It’s green in use: While cooking food, the toxic coatings, glazes and enamels used in conventional cookware to make them non-stick, colorful and shiny etc., are prone to release toxic polluting off gassing. Also, metals need higher heat to cook the same food. On the other hand, MEC’s pot’s cook food in about the same time on low to medium heat. And they have no coating and release no chemicals or toxins while cooking.
- It’s green when disposed: Safely disposing metals is the biggest challenge across nations today. During such times, pure clay cookware comes as a boon to the humankind. After completing their useful lifecycle (which can be decades long), they go back to the same earth where they come from – causing absolutely no harm to the planet’s health.