Tag Archives: Toxins and Chemicals

Is The Iron From Your Iron Utensils Good?

Iron utensils or the traditional “kadai” has been a reliable cooking tool for over a thousand years. A few theories suggest that cooking in iron cookware enriches the food with iron, while others suggest the opposite. Hence, the question arises – Is the iron from our cookware safe to consume? The big question is if this is a fact or fallacy, though before we get there, it is vital to understand why iron holds such an importance. What’s the buzz about Read More...

Why Rancid Cooking Oil is Bad For You?

When it comes to the health of our families, we make sure we purchase a heart friendly healthy cooking oil, even if it is a little pricier. Then how is it that our oil still becomes distasteful? Just as foods become rancid due to excessive exposure to air, water, or light, cooking oil, too, becomes rancid and unfit to use. What is rancid oil? For most, rancid oil is not a common cooking terminology, yet we’ve all come across it or Read More...

Why Say “No” to Non-stick Cookware?

Non-stick pots and pans are easy to clean and most popular for ‘no-oil’ cooking. Who doesn’t love them? However, more recently, they have come under the radar over concerns about toxic chemical emissions and just how ‘safe’ these pots and pans really are! So the big question - are non-stick pans really safe? Here are the little known facts about non-stick cookware: 1. Once chipped or even scratched, the a non-stick pot or pan should be replaced. (no- not because you will Read More...