It is not an exaggeration to say that a Dutch oven is one the most flexible cooking utensils in the kitchen. Some even work both on the stove top and in the oven. A variety of dishes can be prepared in it which makes it a must-have for every cook’s kitchen.
When it comes to choosing the perfect one, a few things that come to mind are the shape and size, to the weight of the utensil so that it’s easier to cook with and while serving. It may surprise you a little, but when buying a utensil for cooking, the most important thing to bear in mind is what material it’s made of?
As cooking is a chemically transformational process, food is bound to react with the material of the cookware.
Most of the Dutch ovens available in the market are made up of cast iron, ceramic or other metals. You may also find a few potters who use clay to make them, which is a perfect material to cook safely but only if it is 100% pure. Any kind of chemical or metal impurity in the clay (like ceramic clay) makes it prone to leach metal ions into the food also.
Hence pure clay is the only material that is inert and safe for making a healthy Dutch oven. So why isn’t it popular? It is simply because pure clay is not available just everywhere. There are only certain places from where it can be harvested. Also, the purpose of using pure clay is defied when using machines to make them because in most cases, any mechanized process mandates the use of chemicals in the raw material. So, it is not something that’s commonly made.
A choice of good ingredients cooked in the healthiest cookware is the ideal way to become sustainably healthy. The healthiest Dutch ovens can be made from 100% tested pure clay.
So now that you are aware of the importance of the raw material used in cookware. Go and see which size pure clay Dutch oven would be ideal for your family and start cooking healthy meals without the interference of toxins and chemicals from the pot. This is not all, there are many other nutritional benefits to cooking in pure clay and choosing a healthy Dutch oven is mandatory to experience all of them yourself!
Thanks for reading! Hope this article has increased your HQ (health quotient). Until next time…
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