Pressure cooking is a fast and convenient method of cooking food but it comes at the cost of nutritional loss and food tasting bland and turning out mushy – thanks to conventional metal or ceramic pots being frequently used as pressure cookers. Let’s find out why these pots cannot cook healthy food:
All metals are innately reactive, and ceramics is full of chemicals rich in metal oxides. When you cook food in a pot made from these materials, the metals leach and contaminate food. Also, the harsh near infrared heat destroys nutrients including but not limited to phytonutrients and flavonoids responsible for natural color and taste of food. Therefore, the food cooked in metal or ceramic pots lacks nutrients and taste bland. Also, the conventional lock and seal pressure cooker has vents in lid and steam (water soluble nutrients) must be fully released before the lid can be opened.
All these effects on food call for an alternative pressure cooker that can cook food faster but without compromising on the health value of food. An ancient way of cooking food: clay pot cooking surprisingly does this job perfectly, just the way it is supposed to:
A well-designed pure clay pot like MEC acts as an all-natural pressure cooker that not only cooks without leaching toxins but also preserves nutrients. The secret lies in the raw material used: all-natural unglazed primary clay, a pure and naturally non-toxic material that is inert so doesn’t leach toxins while cooking.
Also, it radiates unique far infrared heat that is gentle on nutrients, so the flavonoids and phytonutrients stay intact, and food doesn’t taste bland or lose its natural color. Thanks to excellent steam management by ergonomically designed pure clay pot and lid, the water-soluble nutrients (steam) are also retained within food. This means, cooking food in a pure clay pot overcomes all the drawbacks of a conventional lock and seal pressure cooker while cooking food that is rich in nutrients and tastes delicious without additives or seasonings.
Here is where to find a pure clay pressure cooker: Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is an all-American company that makes pots using pure clay, designed to make all the health features possible. They are selling these pots through their online store and ship them worldwide so feel free to visit MEC Store and order your pure clay pot today to experience healthy pressure cooking.