21 Dec Benefits of Cast Iron Cookware
The materials you need to cook your family’s meals are just as important as the ingredients that go into them. At Faithful to Nature, we’re passionate about offering you the healthiest and most sustainable cookware options; such as our trusted ceramic coated cookware, and more recently, cast iron cookware, which is part of our much-loved Kitchen Craft range. Here are seven great reasons to add cast iron pots and pans to your family’s kitchen – these stylish cookware beauties really are the way forward when it comes to healthier, cleaner cooking.
It’s a Low-Fat Option
Because cast iron cookware has a non-stick and non-scratch surface, you can cook without oil, butter or unhealthy fats. That means fewer calories with every meal cooked using cast iron pots or pans.
It’s Non-Stick but Toxin-Free
Cast iron pans are made without the harsh chemicals that go into ordinary non-stick coatings. Pots and pans with Teflon coatings release nasties like PFOA (Perfluorooctanoic acid) when the cookware is heated. This toxin is suspected of being carcinogenic, and is definitely not something you want leaching into your home-cooked food.
It’s Easy to Clean
Food lifts easily off the cast iron surface, meaning you need less dishwashing liquid (and less elbow grease) when it’s time to clean up.
Cast iron cookware is highly durable, and built to last, which makes it a smart investment for your kitchen and great value for money.
Cast iron pans are designed to promote even heat distribution, cooking your food quickly and efficiently. That means you save a little on electricity whenever you cook; costing you less energy and expense, while also saving you time.
Cast iron cookware is suitable for a wide variety of heat sources; it can be used on electric, gas, ceramic, halogen and induction stove hobs, as well as under the grill.
Believe it or Not… It’s Nutritious
Strange as it sounds, you can actually boost your iron intake from eating food cooked in cast iron cookware. Trace amounts of this vital mineral leach into the food, and this can help with healthy energy levels, and a healthy red blood cell count.
We’re very excited to be adding a range of cast iron cookware to our online store – read up on our Kitchen Craft cast iron grill pan, and watch this space for more exciting additions.