The safest cookware has to be 100% Non-toxic, i.e. not leach any chemicals or metals into food while cooking. All metals are reactive while food is a biochemical substance. Cooking food involves a series of reactions that convert raw food into cooked and when this process is carried out in reactive cookware, the output (cooked food) can never be the same. In this article, let’s find out cookware made from which raw material can qualify for this high standard of safety by being 100% non-reactive?
When it comes to choosing the safest cookware, one must not compromise on the raw material. The toxins like lead, cadmium, arsenic are frequently found in cookware today (read: difference between NO LEAD & CADMIUM and LEAD & CADMIUM FREE) and they are still labeled as ‘safe’ just because the manufacturers have supposedly followed the prescribed guidelines. This is a loophole that is often exploited because even if these toxins are in so-called “permissible limit”, is it worth taking the risk, looking at the havoc they can cause to the body functions?
Just like the test-tube in a lab cannot be reactive while conducting a chemical experiment, it is best to use a 100% non-toxic and inert material for cooking food too – because cooking in itself is a chemical reaction with natural chemicals in the form of vitamins, minerals, halogens etc. For this reason, a test tube is made from pure glass (glass made from sand and without any additives), but with cooking, pure-glass cannot stand the cooking heat, but another pure material that can and is also 100% non-reactive, is Pure-clay!
Pure clay – is all-natural and 100% inert, making it the most non-toxic material! It is time tested and has been used for ages in different civilizations and cultures. An alkaline baking soda test (which can be easily done at home) is enough to prove it doesn’t leach anything like modern cookware (metal, ceramic, enameled etc.). Lab tests have also shown it is completely void of toxins like lead, cadmium, and arsenic (see test results here).
The people who switched to pure clay reported great improvement in their health and some have even claimed to heal diabetes (because nutrients like complex carbohydrates are preserved) with this cookware. Not only this, the food tastes better and is more nutritious when cooked in this all-natural cookware.
These are the reasons that make pure clay pots and pans the safest cookware out there. Want to switch to this safest cookware for your family’s health? Head over to MEC Store and buy a pure clay cookware set for your kitchen today.