- Why replace metal cookware with earthen cookery?
We will be giving the readers the idea about taking this as one another step towards being a green citizen.
- Discarding myths behind terracotta utensils!
Are terracotta utensils safe for…cooking?
- One should consider avoiding this type of clay pot!
- Donning the role of an evangelist
We will be discussing benefits that will persuade you to understand why this is the perfect cookware!
The last topping will add some FAQs and more!
The very idea of using earthen cookware.
How frequently do you see terracotta products around you in your everyday life? Do you remember seeing kaolin or any other good grade red clay potteries sold at nurseries, garden centers, and other retail operations that sell plants or even being kept in your neighbor’s balcony?
Did you know that people opt earthenware for storing water, to quench their thirst against the hot summers? Nothing beats a swig of cold water from mud or a clay pot.
Drifting away from such instances indication how households are making their life Eco-friendly, commercially terracotta is used in the baking process as well. Pizza ovens or brick ovens see it’s usage. Forever and a day, ceramic dishes still outshine other cookware types in cooking, baking, or even grilling.
The perfect cookware!
While it is true that water from clay pot is cool, that alone is not only why one must employ clay pots for the same. The human body is acidic, while the clay is alkaline. So drinking water from clay pots does away the acidity in our body and keeps health problems at bay. A mud pot is the best inexpensive water filter!
Similarly, clay creates the required pH balance as we consume food, which is primarily acidic.
This neutralizing trait is absent in other types of cookware.
Based on the type of materials used, clay pots can act as a nutrient enhancer. Depending on the type of clay pots, nutrients like calcium, iron, sulfur, magnesium, phosphorus blend with the food we eat, on the whole, improves our body’s well being. Clay pots are porous, and this allows food to interact with the vessel.
Additionally, terracotta utensils bring a unique aromatic earthly flavor, which, by and large, adds a refreshing taste! Food cooked in terracotta cookery contains fats that are far lesser in amount when compared to food prepared in other utensils.
So what about metal utensils?
Time and again, there have been so many new alternatives in introducing “the safest cookware,” and it’s a forever thing.
The trend seems to be favoring stainless steel because of several eye-appealing benefits such as:
- Being durable
- Shiny and glossy
- Easy to clean and hence maintain
Can we reassure ourselves that it is safe, considering how typical users aren’t aware of what goes in it’s making?
What about the possibility of metals like Cadmium, Lead, or Aluminum leaching into our meals? On the other hand, we have terracotta cookery, which does not pose any possible health hazards, even in the long run.
The nutrient and moisture loss is minimal because of thermal insulation, and its tendency to be porous.
While many argue that terracotta utensils do not strike the chord of the consumer because of its lackluster tendency of cooking for a biting interval, one can find piquing merit behind it.
It uses a slower cooking process and, this is why the nutrient composition is not disturbed, and moisture, as well as heat, is evenly circulated. It’s also the reason why cooked meat in clay pots continue to remain soft and edible.
And are you worrying about its maintenance? Drop this hesitation spontaneously, since one can find mud and clay pots at ease, and they are approachable and feasible. You can always discard clay pots and replace them.
There has been a myth that ultimately destroys the very idea of Eco-friendly clay pots – “clay pots produce harmful fumes and the food cooked from the pot will contain lead.”
The statement is true and experts advise consumers to avoid buying glazed clay pots that produce toxic, risk-posing fumes. And at all costs, one must prevent buying glazed clay pots that contain lead.
Ending this on a positive note.
Taking Eco-friendly steps considering how our life is swarming with metropolises can be a cumbersome task. While it may not seem welcoming, we must initiate the change.
Make room in your kitchen for Eco-friendly terracotta utensils, too, as they are no different from the existing trending ones.