EP 19 Everything You Need To Know About Non-Toxic Cookware
Everything You Need To Know About Non-Toxic Cookware with Erik Bergstrom, Digital Media Manager at Xtrema Pure Ceramic Cookware.
When it comes to cooking whole, nutritious meals, you know that every ingredient counts. You read labels. You shop the perimeter. You buy organic. You think about everything you put into a recipe. But have you ever considered what you’re cooking in and how that effects your food?
Most home cooks know that Teflon-coated non stick cookware can add dangerous chemicals to your foods as you cook. But even newer, ceramic coated cookware—which is often advertised as “green cookware”—contains synthetic bonding materials and chemicals like PFOA which have been shown to cause cancer and other serious health problems.
Remove the coating, and most metal cookware poses similar risks. Aluminum, copper, stainless steel and cast-iron cookware can leach heavy metals and toxic chemicals into foods at high temperatures—changing the flavor and health profile of your favorite foods. You can’t taste these heavy metals, but over time, your body will show the heavy metal toxicity.
Xtrema ceramic cookware is different. Made from 100% pure ceramic, is all-natural, non-toxic, inorganic and nonreactive. From the glaze to the core, it contains no PFOA, PTFE, glues, polymers, coatings or dyes. Most importantly, Xtrema cookware will never leach chemicals, metal, cadmium, lead, or change the taste of your food.
- What is ceramic cookware
- What is ceramic coated and ‘green’ cookware
- How long it takes to make real ceramic, metal free cookware
- What leaches into your food when you cook at high heat
- How long your pots and pans should last you
- How does the vessels you cook in affect your food