Clay cookware has always been an essential part of Indian households. Nowadays it’s pretty difficult to find pure clay utensils however if you do have them – you know what a deal it is! Not only does the quality of food but also the kind of utensils used directly impacts how nutritional the food is going to be. Even Ayurveda suggests clay pot cooking to keep you connected with nature and self. It enhances as well as preserves nutrition. Also, the exquisite flavors and richness are maintained. Modern cooking increases the chances of destroying the essential nutrients in your food. This is why clay pot cooking benefits your overall health.
Uses Of Clay Pots
- Cooling: Store water in a clay pot and it remains cool throughout the day. Water from the refrigerator disturbs the tri-doshic balance.
- Baking: As clay cookware distributes heat evenly, it’s easier to bake desserts in it.
- Planting: If your clay pot breaks then you can seed plants in it.
- Storage: You can also store food in earthen pots since it remains fresh for long.
Clay Pot Cooking Benefits
1. Clay Pots Are Non-Stick.
Clay pot cooking requires less oil as it’s your very own inexpensive non-stick. Cooking in such pots provides enough moisture for the food to absorb each flavor. This decreases the risk of high blood pressure or cholesterol.
2. Earthen Utensils Counter Reactions.
Metal pots sometimes release harmful chemicals as a reaction to heat. These gradually affect your health. However, clay cookware is non-toxic and it prevents poisoning or any related ailments.
3. Clay Cookware Balances pH Levels.
Clay pot cooking benefits to reduce the acidic nature of the food. Since clay is alkaline it helps neutralize the body’s pH balance. This inhibits the development of diseases like cancer.
4. Clay Pot Cooking Is Environment-Friendly.
Earthen utensils are both pocket as well as environment-friendly. They are bio-degradable which means no harm to the surroundings. They even last longer when maintained well.
5. Flavors Are Intense.
Clay pot cooking is beneficial because of the strong flavors it infuses in the vegetables. The food always smells and tastes fresh. Yogurt made in these tastes delicious.
6. Food Remains Hot.
Ayurveda condemns reheating food or eating leftovers. Therefore, an appreciated quality of clay cookware is that it evenly heats the contents. This makes the food stay hot for long as compared to metallic utensils.
7. Nutrition Isn’t Lost.
Studies have shown that cooking food in earthen utensils retains most of the micronutrients. However, food in metalware become poisonous.
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