For something to be considered “best” it has to serve its purpose fully. With Dutch ovens, the ideal would be one that cooks food in the healthiest way.
A Dutch oven is one of the most useful pieces of cookware. It is flexible and can be used to prepare a variety of dishes. Some can be used both in the oven and on the stove top. When choosing the best Dutch oven, one considers the shape, weight, design, color and such parameters, but is that enough, how about the raw material that it’s made of?
Healthy Dutch Oven: How Important is the Raw Material?
It may be a little surprising but the raw materials the Dutch oven is made of plays the most important role. Cooking is a biochemical process, and if your pot is made from a reactive material (like if it’s made using metals and chemicals), these elements from the pot react to the food’s nutrients (hydrogen, oxygen, acids and bases) and leach into the food. Most Dutch oven are made from metals like cast iron, stainless-steel (which is an alloy of metals) and/or ceramics (man-made clay) and glazes. All of which are reactive.
Healthy Dutch Oven: Is Natural Clay the Best Raw Material?
Some use natural clay which is inert and does not react with food, but this is possible only if it is 100% pure.
Most manufacturers these days are motivated by the speed at which they can turn finished clay pot by adding just a few chemicals into the raw materials. This helps with quicker drying time, takes less effort for finishing and so on, but defeats the true purpose of keeping it clean and healthy.
Healthy Dutch Oven: How Miriam’s Earthen Cookware is different?
Miriam‘s Earthen Cookware is a company whose main purpose and mission is to take this pure nature’s gift and make cooking pots without contaminating it. This way the pure clay pots can be everything they can for cooking food – 100% healthy, non-toxic and green.
Their Dutch ovens are considered to be the very best among healthy and mindful cooks! Because the raw material is pure and uncontaminated, it is 100% inert – finally something that can cook your food in the healthiest way. But this is just the tip of the ice-berg, there are so many other unique features to cooking in Miriams Earthen Cookware’s pure clay pots that makes it the healthiest in the market today, you can read about those features here.