Pressure Cooking 101: What is Steam, Why it is an integral part of your Healthy Food, And how to preserve it?
‘What is steam?’ This question might seem silly but by the time you are done reading this article, I promise you will understand its significance.
How does your pressure cooker handle steam? If you are using a conventional pressure cooker with metal or ceramic pot, the steam is most likely released through the vents before the pot can be opened. But if you want to cook healthy, you would never want your cookware to handle steam this way.
What is Steam?
The steam leaving the pot in this way is essentially water-soluble nutrients that your body needs on a daily basis, as they are not stored in the body. 9 out of the 13 vitamins and minerals needed in the body are water-soluble. They are the B vitamins — folate, thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, biotin, vitamin B6 and vitamin B12 — and vitamin C. This means they need to be an integral part of your everyday diet!
How to preserve steam?
You’d be surprised to know there is a natural way to preserve this steam but you need to use an all-natural pressure cookware — made from a material that is time tested for thousands of years. Pots and pans made from pure clay are the only ones that have the ability to preserve the maximum amount of steam – nutrients, while cooking.
This is possible not by forcing steam to stay inside, rather by a unique action of natural condensation. When you cook food in a pure clay pressure cooker, the lid stays cooler than the rest of the pot which lets the steam condense on the inner side of the lid. This condensed steam keeps falling back into food during cooking which makes the food cooked in pure clay rich in water soluble nutrients. This is why pure clay makes the best pressure cooker.
Also, pure clay is a 100% non-toxic material so it doesn’t leach like metals and ceramics. While metals and ceramics contaminate food, destroy delicate nutrients with harsh heat and let the water-soluble nutrients out, pure clay pressure cooker comes to the rescue. Besides water soluble nutrients, other delicate nutrients are also preserved while cooking food with gentle far infrared heat.
In USA, Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC) makes the best pressure cooker from 100% tested pure & primary clay. A truly healthy cooking pot that cooks the most nutritious food by preserving steam. Now that you know the importance of steam and its connection to your health, we hope you would consider cooking in pure-clay today.