A pure clay Dutch Oven is a excellent piece of cookware and a very valuable one. It is made up of cooking pot with a lid – both made from unglazed primary clay (or pure clay). It is fairly popular probably because it’s versatile and can cook a variety of dishes. Let’s find out the pros and cons of the uniquely healthy cookware that is becoming very popular:
1. 100% Non-toxic Raw Material – Tested & Certified
The raw material used is pure clay – a naturally available material that’s analyzed for chemical contaminants and metals like Lead, Cadmium, and Arsenic – which are mostly found in traditional cookware even if in small amounts. But this cookware is free from metals and chemicals – a excellent place to begin especially because it’s marketed as healthy. No chemicals or glazes are used in the raw material or for the ending of the product. Obviously, this pure clay, even if nothing is added to it or taken away from it, is inert or non-reactive.
Ceramic and metal Dutch Ovens aren’t multifunctional but thankfully this one is. You may use it in the oven or on the stove-top. It is probably the most flexible cookware in the kitchen – one can cook many different dishes in it like soups, stews, rice and other casseroles dishes. It is pretty convenient to have a single piece of cookware with so many uses.
While metals and ceramics radiate harsh heat that destroys delicate nutrients such as complex carbohydrates, phytonutrients, and fat-soluble nutrients, a pure clay Dutch Oven is quite a contrast. The unique far infrared heat from its walls penetrates deep into each grain and cooks it thoroughly even at just medium heat AND without destroying nutrients. This not only keeps the nutrients intact but also saves energy. All of your favorite recipes will cook in about the same time as they do in any other cookware but will be far more nutritious.
Also, all the heat is conserved within the pot — thank goodness as your fingers won’t scorch even if you were to accidentally touch the pot while cooking.
4. Excellent Steam Management
Most conventional cookware let steam escape during cooking. However, this cookware handles steam really intelligently. The steam rises from food and condenses at the inner surface of the lid (which can be cooler than the rest of the kettle ) and drops back into the food. What a terrific way to save all that essential water-soluble nourishment!
5. Better Heat Retention
Pure clay pots are terrific retainers of warmth so food remains warm for quite a long time after cooking is done. There is not any need to re-heat the food each time you need to serve it. This is a great advantage particularly in winter when food is likely to get cold pretty quickly.
6. Food Tastes Great! Far Better than in Metals
With all these features that pure-clay cooking offers — deficiency of toxins, gentle heat, the abundance of nutrients, semi-porous surface of the pot that lets oxygen pass through it while cooking or all of these – the food tastes better when cooked in pure clay. The men and women who are used to cooking in pure clay do not even need to function in any other substance – this is how much they enjoy the experience of pure clay cooking!
There’s just one – pure clay cookware can break if not handled carefully. But due to their versatile design, their breakage rate is really low.
When using your cookware with a little care is not a deal-breaker for you then this cookware is the best option you have for really healthy cooking. Its ability to cook nontoxic, nutrition-rich and tasty healthy food makes it an ideal cooking pot for your kitchen.