If you are a healthy cook and you have the right Dutch oven in your kitchen, the possibilities are endless. A Dutch oven is a workhorse in the kitchen and can be used to cook several dishes. Having a single pot for cooking multiple types of food is not only convenient but it also saves a lot of money – you no longer need to buy a wide range of cookware for different kinds of recipes. But the important thing is: you must have the right one!
The healthiest choice would be MEC’s pure-clay Dutch oven because it has certain features that no other does. Want to check if yours is the right one? Let’s see if it qualifies on these 8 essential parameters:
1. MEC makes 100% Non-Toxic Pure Clay Dutch oven
The raw material used in your Dutch oven greatly impacts the health of your food. While metals and ceramics leach toxins and contaminate food during cooking, pure clay is naturally inert and doesn’t leach. As a result, the food cooked in pure clay Dutch oven is free from any kind of toxins. The purity of pure clay is proven by lab tests and it can also be tested at home using the alkaline baking soda test for leaching.
2. MEC’s Pure Clay Dutch Oven is Naturally Non-Stick
A pure clay Dutch oven becomes naturally non-stick when seasoned well (used a few times). It starts repelling food from sticking to the walls without any toxic coating. It is easier to clean by scrubbing under clean water without using any soap or cleaning agent (that are toxic themselves). On the other hand, metal and ceramic cookware need toxic coatings to make them non-stick that contaminate food while cooking.
3. MEC has Naturally Breathable Walls
The pure clay walls are semi-porous, they allow oxygen to pass through easily so the food cooks in the presence of oxygen. You can see the huge difference this makes in the fantastic taste of food in MEC clay pot. No other cookware can compare to this feature.
4. Can be used on both Stovetop and in the Oven
A pure clay Dutch oven can be used both on the stovetop and in the oven! MEC Dutch oven is specially designed and made for use on the stovetop and oven. This kind of a Dutch oven makes it possible to have one pot for all kinds of cooking. Conventional Dutch ovens DO NOT have this feature.
5. Keeps Food Warm For 5-6 Hours Without the Heat On
Pure clay pots are great heat retainers – they keep the food warm for 5-6 hours after it is cooked. This removes the need for heating and re-heating the food every time it is served. At times, the food keeps cooking even after the heat source is turned off – saves a lot of energy. Ever heard of a metal pot doing the same thing? On the contrary, they lose heat fast as soon you stop heating them.
6. Cooks Food Without Destroying Nutrients
Some delicate but essential nutrients like complex carbs, flavonoids etc. are destroyed by the harsh heat from metals and ceramics. But when cooked with gentle far infrared heat from pure clay, they stay intact. When you feed your body with nutrient rich food, you feel more energetic.
7. Preserves Water Soluble Nutrients/Steam
The water-soluble nutrients present in the form of steam during cooking are often released through the vents in the lids of metal/ceramic pots. MEC’s uniquely designed pure clay pots and lids handle this steam uniquely by letting it condense on the inner side of the lid (where the temperature is comparatively lower). It is a continuous process of steam condensation till the end of the cooking. This is no less than a blessing because the body cannot store these water-soluble nutrients and the only way to get these regularly is from food.
8. Truly Green in Making, Use & Disposability
MEC’s pure clay Dutch oven is not only good for the health of our food but also the planet. From harvesting of raw material to making of final product, it never releases any by-product that may harm the environment in any way. They are fully biodegradable and can be easily disposed of at the end of their useful life cycle.
On the contrary, the making of metal and ceramic Dutch ovens causes ill effects on the environment at every stage. Their toxic byproducts pollute the natural resources and affect wildlife. Also, disposing them off is still a challenge because they pollute the environment wherever they are disposed.
Is yours missing these features and is leaching toxins into food, destroying nutrients and polluting the planet? Stop compromising on the health of your family and the planet AND switch to pure clay Dutch oven to experience all the benefits it has to offer. Visit MEC Store and order yours today!