9 Reasons you should be cooking with cast iron
Cast iron used to be the most popular and trusted cookware before people started using Aluminum, Stainless steel and Teflon cookware. Peradventure because it could be used to cook with almost all types of heat. Of course, after a while, people started using other types of cookware abandoning the cast iron pots and pans that our parents and grandparents especially loved.
Only a few enlightened people who knew the numerous advantages of cast iron cookware stuck to using it. However, things have begun to change and many people who know the advantages of cooking with cast iron have returned to using it for all their cooking. You may become one of them after you read this article that highlights the reasons why you should be cooking with cast iron cookware.
Here are 9 Reasons you should be cooking with cast iron:
It Is Safer Than Other Modern Cookware
Cast iron pots and pans have been used as far back as the 3rd BC. The fact that it was used as far back as then and it is still being used today is enough evidence that cast iron cookware is much safer than other cookware.
Other than its long history, cast iron cookware has been proven to be beneficial for cooking unlike other cookware. For instance, people who cook with aluminum pots will always cook at the risk of their food absorbing aluminum deposits, something quite disturbing due to the fact that there are aluminum deposits in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients.
The Teflon coating on non-stick pans, on the other hand, gets scratched easily and using them to cook with damaged coating is unhealthy. Lead, which can be quite harmful to us, gets into food when it is cooked with ceramic earthenware with worn off protective glaze.
Cast iron cookware, on the other hand, can safely be used for cooking in any condition. Even if some doses of iron leaches into your food, it remains an essential nutrient for our body.
Cast Iron Cookware Is Almost Indestructible
Although, cast iron pots and pans have a tendency to rust if they aren’t use, they are still usable. In fact, many of the cast iron pots that you see around are actually decades if not centuries old. You can go to your basement or your parent’s basement if they still have your grandparent’s belongings.
If you find a cast iron pot there, even if it is rusted, it can still be restored and used again. No matter how old it looks, all it needs is a good scrubbing and re-seasoning with cooking oil.
Cast Iron pots And Pans Can Be Used With Several Heating Sources
To some people, the greatest advantage of cast iron pots is the fact that they can be safely used to cook with numerous types of heat sources, and the amount of heat doesn’t matter. They can be used with gas, wood stoves and can even be placed directly over a camp fire. This is an advantage that cookware made with cast iron has over other cookware.
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