Buying something new for your kitchen is always exciting. You get to see a variety of stuff in the market before you choose the perfect one. When buying a cookware set, you may already have a few aspects in mind like design, color, shape, and size etc. That’s about the appearance, but as its primary purpose is going to be cooking, it is important that whatever you buy serves this purpose well. That is – cooking food in the healthiest and most efficient way. This is the point where your search will narrow down to a few.
The material of the cookware plays an important role in its proper functioning. Cooking is a transformational process of raw turning to consumable food beneficial to the body. Just like too less heat can leave your food uncooked, excessive and harsh heat will damage essential nutrients. And then there is the problem of leaching from the material of the cookware. You will be surprised to know that most conventional cookware leach toxins into whatever is stored/cooked in them, some at room temperature and others while heating.
Commonly available cookware is typically made from metals like cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel, teflon etc. and ceramics, that is made from ceramic clay, porcelain and stoneware (a composition of inorganic oxides & chemicals). On top of that, the glazes and enamels used for coating them are a composition of different chemicals, oxides, and metals.
At cooking temperature, all metals, chemicals, glazes, enamels etc. leach toxins [chemicals like Cadmium, Lead, Petalite (Lithium)] into food. The metals break into ions [Al-Aluminum, Ni-Nickel (steel), Ti- Titanium (steel), Mo – Molybdenum (steel), Cr-Chromium (steel), Fe-Iron (steel)] and with heat as a catalyst, react with food – a biochemical entity that consists of water, nutrients, vitamins & minerals, proteins and carbs that are in the form of halogens, acids and bases. These metal toxins assimilate with food and are absorbed in tissues, organs, and blood. This is one of the reasons we are facing so many health problems these days.
So when you are out looking for the best cookware set, look for a material that is non-reactive and free from chemicals, glazes, and enamels. Many who have used pure clay cookware say they fully serve this purpose. Pure clay is a naturally 100% inert (non-reactive) material and can be harvested from unfarmed and non-industrialized lands in the USA, so it’s 100% pure. Cookware sets are handmade using certified pure clay without using any chemicals, glazes or enamels in the process. You can perform a simple baking soda test at home to test if they are toxic. You can also test your existing cookware using this method.
The best thing about pure clay cookware sets is they are not only non-toxic but the way they handle heat is amazing: They radiate this unique far-infrared heat that is evenly distributed in the pot and penetrates deep into each grain. It doesn’t damage delicate nutrients like in metal or ceramic pots. They are also great heat retainers, so food stays warm for hours after cooking – no need to heat and re-heat several times over. These qualities make it evident that pure clay is an appropriate material for making cookware and it makes the best cookware sets!
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