Nutritional and Health Sciences have established a particular focus on what we eat, and how we eat it. It wasn’t until a few years ago that separate aisles containing especially sourced food products such as vegan, gluten-free, and non-GMO food entered mainstream grocery stores. Similarly, nutritionists are also of the view that the utensils used in cooking should also have particular characteristics in order to give the maximum nutritional value and zero toxins. For this reason, ceramic cookware has been labelled as the best option for cooking, and there are a number of reasons for this.
All About Ceramic Cookware
Ceramic cookware or handi is a staple of most South Asian households, even today. In most restaurants across the country, you’ll see that food is cooked in clay pots and served in clay pots too. In addition to this, a lot of people also store drinking water in much larger clay pots as well, and this practice has been traditionally attributed to as ‘safe’ for clearing the water off of toxins. While the efficacy of this claim is yet to be determined scientifically, ceramic cookware has numerous nutritional benefits over other materials, even non-stick pans. These benefits can be summarized under six broad categories.
Top 6 Benefits Of Using Ceramic Cookware
The modern ceramic cookware has a thick aluminum base that goes throughout the outer covering of the pan. Inside there is a thick ceramic coating that essentially is where you cook your food. The aluminum covering protects the ceramic inside, while at the same time not affecting the quality of your food. These are readily available in all crockery stores, or you can order them online as well. Once you get ceramic pots and pans, these are the benefits in store for you:
Non-reactive: Ceramic cookware is non-reactive which means that its surface doesn’t leave out any amount of toxins that can be harmful to the human body. As there are no chemical additives in the ceramic layer, nothing leaches out of the surface at high temperatures, and into the food, which keeps your food clean and healthy.
Efficient: Aluminium is more widely used in cookware for a number of reasons, primarily because of its high efficiency in distributing heat evenly. Although ceramic ware requires more heat, with a layer of aluminum it is an efficient utensil for cooking.
Non-stick: Everybody loves a good non-stick pan for cooking and ceramic cookware offers just that. Its base is the best repellent to sticky foods and stops them from destroying your pan. However, you would need to add a bit of fat to whatever it is that you want to cook, similar to a non-stick base.
Lightweight: A lot of people have apprehensions about the size and weight of their cooking utensils. With such a large variety available in crockery stores and online platforms, there is a growing need for finding the perfect utensil that’s easy to use. This is where ceramic cookware comes in handy.
The thin aluminum layer has a ceramic filling, given the pan a sturdy finish, while at the same time making it extremely lightweight.
Widely available: You can easily find a wide range of ceramic cookware these days. While ceramic pans are more common, you can also find cooking pots, grill pans, saucepans, and even deep dish cooking pans. You just need to pick the right size and variety of utensils for yourself and your family.
Affordable: Many people believe that all the modern utensils and cookware come at a higher cost, while this is true for copper and iron-based utensils, ceramic options are much more affordable. You can easily replace your iron-based utensils with ceramic ones, piece by piece if you still think the high-quality ones are a bit expensive. However, remember that coupled with health benefits, these are an investment in a healthier lifestyle.
As these are a healthier investment, compared with modern cookware, let’s look at why.
Ceramic Cookware V/S Modern Cookware
Up until now, stainless steel has been considered the healthiest option, and the only preferred one for cooking utensils. However, with more options now available in the market, it has become apparent that some materials are actually harmful. These include stainless steel, nickel, iron, etc.
Instead, use the following cookware options (in addition to ceramic options):
Titanium: Non-stick, non-reactive, and lightweight.
Glass: Non-reactive, non-stick, and can be used for serving food as well.
Solid Ceramic (does not have an aluminum layer): Same benefits as ceramic, but even more efficient.
Carbon Steel: Non-toxic, lightweight, and can withstand higher temperatures.
You can purchase ceramic cookware online at leading e-shopping websites such as OLX Mall and other similar portals.
Now that we have discussed all the key benefits of ceramic cookware, it is time for us to wrap up. If you have already been using ceramic cookware, please feel free to share with us your experience and ask us anything by emailing us at email@example.com.
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