A truly healthy Dutch oven would be one that doesn’t leach toxins into food while cooking. When choosing a Dutch oven, we look at the shape, size, and weight to make sure it would be easy to handle and clean while fully serving the purpose of cooking in it. But do these things ensure its health? No, they don’t!
Look at the material, not the shape, or color:
Dutch ovens are conventionally made from metals like cast iron, aluminum, stainless steel etc. or ceramics. All metals, chemicals, glazes, enamels etc. leach toxins [chemicals like Cadmium, Lead, Petalite (Lithium) and metal ions like Al-Aluminum, Ni-Nickel (steel), Ti– Titanium (steel), Mo – Molybdenum (steel), Cr-Chromium (steel), Fe-Iron (steel)] into food while cooking. The metal ions and chemicals and oxides from ceramics react with food with heat acting as a catalyst.
The bottom line is – the material of a Dutch oven is what makes it “healthy”. Thankfully, mother nature has already blessed us with a material that is naturally inert and non-toxic – pure clay. It is a proven healthy material that had been used for ages for cookware, until a few decades ago when we deviated from it and invited all sorts of health problems!
Remember, it’s environmental toxins that are the leading cause of almost all lifestyle diseases, metals and chemicals bound to food from cookware then are the biggest source of these toxins in our bodies!
It’s ok if it still sounds unbelievable to some, invite such skeptics home, open your kitchen closet and take out the baking soda, and here’s what this magic ingredient can do:
- Boil 2-3 cups of water in any pot, when it starts boiling add 2 tsp of baking soda. Boil for 5 more mins. Turn stove off.
- Wait till cool enough to taste then taste the water (take a sip). If you taste metals, that’s what you’re eating! If water has a rubber/paint taste it’s the chemicals from enamel/glaze.
As a control, stir 2 tsp of baking soda to 1 glass of water and take a sip — you will taste just the baking soda.
Guess which material passed this test? The only all-natural material — pure clay!
Miriam’s Earthen Cookware equipped with this valuable information make the healthiest cookware from 100% primary clay. It’s the only cookware made only from primary clay, no other material used even for the finishing! Those who have used it attest to its many unique benefits: “This is the best cookware I’ve had in a long time. I am using less oil & water with my pot, but the food tastes so rich and delicious! I love the design too…“, says Cantilia.