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 Dutch oven, the 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 been made of?
As cooking is a chemically transformational process, food is bound to react with the material in the utensil, in this case, a Dutch oven. 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 Dutch ovens, which is a perfect material to cook safely but only if it is 100% pure. Any kind of 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 any mechanized process, in most cases, mandates the use of chemicals in the raw material. So, it is not something that’s commonly made.
However today there is a company bent on a sole purpose, that is to make healthy cookware for their customers. Miriams Earthen Cookware believes a choice of good ingredients cooked in the healthiest cookware is the ideal way to become sustainably healthy. They make some of the best dutch ovens from 100% tested pure clay cookware.
So now that you are aware of the importance of the raw material used in cookware. Go visit miriamsearthencookware.com to see which size 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 their website talks about it at length!
Thanks for reading! Hope this article has increased your HQ (health quotient). Until next time…
Miriam’s Earthen Cookware is an All-american company that makes 100% Healthy, Green & Non-toxic cookware. They are America’s first pure clay cookware makers. Their pots and pans are individually handcrafted and hand finished without using ANY chemicals, metals, glazes, additives, extenders or toxins. 100% of the all-natural clay is from the USA and is harvested only after it’s fully & scientifically tested (in the US) to make sure there are no contaminants in the clay — it’s purer than the food grown today!
Here is an excerpt from their website:
“Each pot and pan we make are a labor of love and they’re made to cook without destroying the foods nutritional cells and without adding any toxins/chemicals into the food (traditional cookware leach heavy metals, chemicals, inorganic oxides all of which are toxic in the body). Please take a few minutes to browse through the pages of our site to learn more about this fascinating and timeless method of cooking that is very good for you and the planet.”