As the weather is getting warmer by the day in southern regions of the country, people are finding various ways to find an escape from the heat. Recently, the earthen pots in Karnataka’s Kalaburagi are making it to headlines with the attractive designs hand-painted on them. Some of these pots also have a functional tap for easy access to drinking water.
Even today, millions of Indian households prefer water from earthen pots instead of refrigerated water for its numerous health benefits. Keeping up with the need of the hour, these shops also offer hand-painted earthen water bottles and colorful stand for pots.
Below are six reasons why earthen pots are way better than your average utensils:
1. Earthen pots are aesthetic
Earthen pots have become another name for luxury these days with major showrooms and brands offering exquisitely aesthetic options not just to embellish your counters but also cookware and tableware.
2. Earthen pots are environmentally friendly
It doesn’t take a full-fledged industry or processed material to cook some amazing cookware. It just takes some clay from the right source being treated immaculately by the right hands.
3. Earthen pots ensure delicious food
Due to slow cooking & porous nature of earthen pots, the moisture & aroma remains in the pot without losing any nutrient, thus making it delicious and flavorful. In addition, it has an earthy flavor added to it that you may not get in any other utensil.
Clay pot's porous nature lets both moisture & heat to circulate through the food that results in slow yet aromatic dish. No wonder the most soulful biryanis are served and cooked in earthen pots. Earthen pots also retain the nutrition of the food that is usually lost in other types of utensils.
Earthen pots are porous. Clay pots have a certain thermal inertia that keeps the meat tender and soft for long.
4. Earthen pots are alkaline in Nature
Clay is alkaline in nature & it interacts with acidity in the food, thereby neutralizing the pH balance & ultimately making food healthier & tastier. People with an issue of acidity usually depend on clay pots for their daily food intake. At the same time, clay is rich in the required minerals like calcium, iron, magnesium, phosphorus & sulphur that is good for health.
5. Earthen pots use lesser oil
Because of its heat resistance & slow cooking, the food retains all its oils & moisture; as a result, you will not require extra oil & fat for providing moisture to your food.
6. Earthen pots are also an economical choice
There are many shops that sell pure and unglazed earthen pots if you step out and start discovering your city’s nooks and corners. Clay pots are quite cheap as compared to any other types of cooking utensils. You can easily buy a whole set of cookware in earthen making a hole in your pocket.
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