Every year we see temperatures hitting new peaks in the summer, making it obvious our actions are causing substantial climate changes. But can we really bring a positive change by making small changes in our daily lives? Definitely! Keep reading to learn more.
How Cooking Contributes to the Planet’s Health
The majority of households cook twice daily. This causes environmental changes depending on cookware choice and cooking heat released. By choosing a non toxic cookware set, a healthy cook can not only ensure safety of cooked food but can also avoid the disruption in eco-balance.
Using metal like copper cookware and stainless steel cookware contaminates food with toxins leaching from reactive metals (like iron, nickel, chromium, molybdenum, carbon etc.. These same toxins pollute the environment from metal mining to manufacturing and when these pots are disposed.
Similarly, cookware including: conventional nonstick cookware, cast iron pans, enameled cast iron cookware, pure ceramic cookware, ceramic nonstick coated cookware, Teflon non stick pans, carbon steel cookware, and stainless steel pans etc. are either made from metals in one form or another, involve toxic additives or are laden with chemicals.
These toxins, ingested with contaminated food when entering the body, can cause severe health problems making body organs defunct and compromising the immune system. Most so-called ‘non toxic’ cookware brands claim to offer an alternative but do little to back their claims except one. More on that below.
How A US-based Company Makes Green, Non-Toxic Cookware Sets
Miriams Earthen Cookware (MEC) is a US-based cookware brand making pots and pans from lab tested primary clay without additives, glazes or chemicals. This all-natural material is free from contaminants in its purest form and causes no harm to the planet at any stage from harvesting to making and in use.
Pure clay cooking roots back to our ancestors who only cooked in clay and now we know why.
In contrast to metal or ceramic based cooking pots, pure clay cookware are innately non-reactive so cook food without leaching.
In addition, unlike nutrient destroying harsh heat from metals, the gentle far infrared heat radiating from MEC clay cooks food at low heat, keeping even delicate nutrients intact.
What’s more? This heat retained in the pot for hours keeps it from heating up your kitchen, unlike when cooking with metals.
Unlike ceramic nonstick cookware and other manufactured non stick cookware, the MEC ware develops a nonstick surface after initial seasoning process followed by 4-5 uses in cooking water-based recipes.
Following their useful lifecycle, MEC pots can be repurposed in various ways (learn more).
Eventually they go back to the same earth where they come from enriching it with micronutrients.
Interested in feeding your family the healthiest non-toxic food while keeping the planet green? Ditch those stainless steel pots, Teflon cookware, and ceramic coated pans! Instead, choose the safest cookware made from tested and certified primary clay.
Though dishwasher safe, we recommend handwashing with baking soda and water to avoid harmful chemicals.
People Also Ask:
What is the most non-toxic cookware material?
The only non toxic cookware material is free from contaminants and the makers share test results for complete composition.
The only such known cookware material is all-natural pure clay.
Miriams Earthen Cookware, a US-based company, makes pure clay safe cookware after testing clay for complete composition in a reputable state lab. Learn more about their making process.