Cooking “low and slow” is a favorite cooking method for many home chefs. And why not, the broths and gravies turn out rich and delicious as flavors blend harmoniously. The meats become tender, juicy, and flavorful. Is there something missing when you slow cook your dishes? And could you make these dishes any better? Keep reading to find out.
What happens to the health value of slow cooked food?
Slow cooking does enhance the overall taste of your dishes, compared to when they are cooked quickly on the stove or in the oven, but we can’t say the same about their health value. Metal pots are reactive and cook with harsh near infrared heat. Consequently, toxins leaching into food contaminate it and the harsh heat destroys essential nutrients.
How to make your slow cooking healthier?
To overcome the issues mentioned above, you need a pot that is 100% non-toxic, so not made from metals or ceramics, and one that cooks with gentle heat. Using a pure clay pot as a slow cooker will make your slow cooked dishes healthier and more nutritious. And which is the best clay pot slow cooker and why? Read on to find out the benefits of the best slow cooker made in the USA, handmade at Miriam’s Earthen Cookware (MEC).
What is so great about MEC’s slow cooker?
Unlike most clay pot manufacturers, MEC uses lab tested primary clay to make pots. And, in fact, no additives, glazes or chemicals are used that could contaminate food. Interestingly, they handmake their cookware so the pots never encounter any chemicals whatsoever (from machines etc.).
And while conventional cookware cook with harsh near infrared heat – MEC pots radiate unique far infrared heat. What’s so different about the far infrared heat? This gentle heat cooks food thoroughly by deeply penetrating the food from the inside out. You need not go beyond medium heat. And your dish ‘slow’ cooks in less than half the time.
For example, cooking a bone broth with beef bones usually calls for 12-15 hours of cooking in a crock pot, However, this can be done in about 3 hours in MEC on a gas stovetop. And a delicious chicken broth made with chicken bone stakes just 1.5 hours. All other non-vegetarian recipes cook in 1 hour or so. Other cooking times include 45 minutes – 1 hour for vegetarian recipes like beans and 30 mins or less for grains.
As you can see, MEC makes slow cooking not just non-toxic, but a lot more nutritious and less time consuming. Now that you know why MEC is the best slow cooker in the USA, head over to our online store and order a clay pot today – they come in different sizes and MEC ships them worldwide!