Our ancestors used to cook their food in clay pots which cheap, easily available utensils, also provide numerous health benefits to your body.
Do you know that our ancestors used to cook their food in clay pots itself? We all have now shifted to other cookware’s like Brass, steel, aluminum etc. Clay pots are not only cheap and easily available utensils, they also provide numerous health benefits to your body.
Clay pots make the food healthier and also lend a nice aroma to it. The food cooked in clay pots becomes rich in various minerals such as iron, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium etc.
2. Retain Nutritive Value of Food
Clay pots are porous and allow the heat and moisture to circulate evenly during the cooking process. This lets the food retain more nutritive value than food prepared in other kinds of utensils.
3. Healthy for Heart
Excess use of oil for cooking is one of the leading causes of heart issues. If you wish to make your meals less oily, then clay pots are one of the best options because they require very less oil for cooking food. These pots take longer to heat and use a slower cooking process, helping to retain the natural moisture and natural oils present in the food.
4. Keeps Bacteria away
During an experiment conducted in a government laboratory, it is revealed that food cooked in a clay pot survived a 36-hour non-air-conditioned train journey on a hot day without getting spoiled. Clay stops the growth of certain kinds of bacterias making its utensils a barrier to bacterias preventing them from spoiling your food.
5. Keeps water cool
You can store water in clay water bottles and due to the presence of numerous minerals in clay, they will naturally get added up in your water.
Clay pots are readily available in almost all parts of the country. They come in different shapes and sizes. Earthen pots are also reasonably priced, enabling you to cook rich food without burning a hole in your pocket.
Now you have seen the benefits of clay pots, so you know why clayware was popular in ancient times. If you want your food to be healthiest and tastiest then switch to clay pots which are inexpensive and easily available as well!