With the lessons learnt from the current year, we are all set to step into 2021 with a goal to keep ourselves healthy and immune to infections. And health depends on what you cook and how you cook it? We are already aware of the importance of choosing healthy and nutritious ingredients by choosing them when they are fresh, preferably organic and locally grown. Now making sure these ingredients retain their health value—after cooking—is a different challenge! And this is where cooking in the right kind of clay pots can greatly help you. Keep reading to learn how.
Clay pot cooking is the healthiest way of cooking since ancient times
Clay pots are not the only cookware available in the market today, but our ancestors relied solely on clay cooking for thousands of years. In the last century or so however, we started experimenting with different metal ores making them into every day things.
Food being a biochemical entity is best cooked in a vessel that is completely non-reactive, but metal pots are just the opposite – they are highly reactive. No wonder so many new diseases have evolved that didn’t exist until a few decades ago.
Clay pot cooking is the healthiest even today
Miriams Earthen Cookware – an All-American pioneering brand, based on this realization, started making cookware from All-Natural primary clay or pure clay. They refrain from using additives, glazes or enamels because they pose the very risk we are trying to avoid – toxins leaching into food.
Food stays uncontaminated and retains its nutritious value and integrity when cooked in their 100% non-toxic pure clay pot. And this is exactly how we are supposed to cook – without subjecting food to reactive elements.
Another reason why food is ideally cooked in clay is the gentle far infrared heat that radiates from pure clay (and not from metals, ceramics, or any other conventional material). This unique heat penetrates deep into food and cooks thoroughly at low heat while keeping even the most delicate nutrients intact.
Last but not the least, the ergonomically designed pots and pans by MEC are so versatile – they can cook a variety of dishes on any heat source at lower heat setting and taking less time.
All these features of clay pot cooking show that the best and the healthiest way to cook food is cooking in clay. Interested in switching back to the right cookware? Head over to MEC Store and order a clay pot today!