Thursday, 5 January 2012

Three Reasons to Use Organic Clay Cookware

The cooking vessels you use are just as important as the ingredients you select, especially if you aim for a sustainable, organic lifestyle.  The chemicals used to coat non-stick pans are not only synthetic, but they are also potentially harmful to your health and to the environment.  

Choosing organic clay cookware for all of your cooking needs has several benefits over non-stick pots and pans:

1. No Toxins – Unglazed organic clay cookware is made from natural clay that does not have any of the toxins that can be found in non-stick pans and glazed ceramic bake ware.  Lead and other toxins contained in this cookware can leach into your food, exposing you to low levels over a long period of time, and possibly impacting the health of you and your family.

  1. 2. Healthier Food – Because all of the natural juices of the food are retained, much less cooking oil is required with organic clay cookware.  This method of cooking also retains more nutrients and locks in flavor, so not only is the food healthier for you, but it also tastes better.

3. Versatility – You can use organic clay cookware on the stovetop or in the oven to make virtually any type of food.  The hand-made pieces are also very beautiful, so you can seamlessly transition from the kitchen to the serving table, keeping the food warm without requiring additional serving bowls.  This versatility also means that fewer pieces are needed overall, saving you both money and valuable storage space in the kitchen.

    If you are committed to a lifestyle that includes healthier eating, using organic materials, or supporting local artisans, organic clay cookware is a natural choice.  It is an eco-friendly, nontoxic, beautiful addition to your home that will last a lifetime with proper care.