Nowadays, people are very much concerned about what to eat and why to eat. But the other picture that can be observed now is how to prepare what we eat which includes the cookwares and procedure involved in it. As the pots and pans involved in the cooking is as equally important as the food cooked in them.
These all come when one person is health-centric and looks for quality and organic food. So, the use of the type of cookware also increases the related health benefits. Today, I am going to discuss the benefits of cooking in classic cookware made of cast iron and the health benefits related to it and how it is better than other types of cookware in the market.
Here are 6 benefits of cooking in cast iron:
- Naturally Non-stick
Non-stick utensils with Teflon coat are used everywhere nowadays. But they are not good for health as they release chemicals when preheated causing health problems like liver dysfunction, hampering brain health. On the other hand, cast iron utensils are naturally non-stick without chemicals eliminating all risks.
- Easy to clean and maintain
Maintenance of cast iron utensils is easy and one can easily scour off the brown bits accumulated in the pan after cooking by just placing it under hot running water and peeling it off with spatula after the cooking is done. See it’s that simple.
- Fortifies food with iron
Sounds good, isn’t it? Cast iron increases the iron content in the food cooked in it, especially acidic foods and those cooked for a longer time like tomato sauce which has 87.5 mg of iron when cooked in a cast iron pan but 3 mg iron content when cooked in a glass pan. Apart from acidic foods, non-acidic foods like eggs, potatoes, etc, also gain iron content when cooked in cast-iron cookware This can prove good to mensurating females and pregnant moms who need iron majorly at that time.
- Cheap and cost-efficient
Yes, you heard it right, cast iron cookwares are cheap as compared to other types of cookware and also it is long-lasting. Let us know-how.
- Cast iron can be created but hard to destroy
I came across a cast iron pan in my kitchen cookware which was almost a decade old. And unlike any other cookware, cast iron improves with age as its surface becomes smooth allowing oil to seep into surface cordially improving seasoning. While cooking with Teflon coated non-stick pans or use of plastic spatula is not good as tiny bits of plastic melts into your food which can cause serious health issues.
- Even cooking temperature
Cast iron utensils might be hefty or weigh a lot but these factors enhance its magic by allowing it to hold heat longer than any other type of pans. When you are trying to steak food at high temperatures or even simmering food in low, it will not spoil your food anyway. And, a cook knows that a non-burnt dinner is always a milestone.
So, with all the above discussion and putting in front of you the major benefits of cast iron cookware, I predict that after reading this article, a cast iron cookware will surely gain a place in your utensils rack.