The Benefits Cast Iron Cookware Brings to Your Kitchen Table
Cooking with cast iron has an incredible number of benefits, but perhaps the most important benefit of all is that this long-lasting cookware can positively impact your health. Your journey to wellness starts with the appliances you use in the kitchen to cook healthy, well-balanced meals. Cast iron is an excellent choice of cookware that will provide short and long term benefits for your health for many years to come!
Less Oil Means Less Fat
All of our Sunnydaze cast iron cookware comes pre-seasoned and ready to use right out of the box for your first home cooked meal. Although it is important to continually re-season your cast iron cookware in order to maintain its non-stick ability and ensure you’ll have this cookware for decades to come, you’ll find yourself using a lot less oil during the cooking process. Long gone are the days where you have to douse your pan in puddles of oil to sauté your vegetables; a simple re-season will do the trick. Check out our guide “How to Season Your Cast Iron Cookware” for all the tips and information you need to help you make your cookware last.
Cast Iron Skips the Chemicals
Cast iron cookware is PFC-free (perfluorochemical-free). PFCs are chemical compounds that are used when producing many regular fry pans in order to prevent food from sticking to them. Studies like this one from the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism explains how these chemicals are linked to several health issues from developmental problems to early menopause in women. Many other studies have been done to determine the dangers that PFCs pose on our health via the toxic fumes that are given off and inhaled when cooking with them. Luckily, cast iron cookware is literally made from a block of iron, keeping the chemicals out of the process.
Improve Your Iron Intake
Looking to get more iron in your diet? As your food heats up in your cast iron skillet, iron cooks right into your meal. You’ll naturally gain an essential nutrient via your daily cooking routine as opposed to the alternative of taking dietary supplements. Of course, cooking with cast iron shouldn’t be considered the sole solution to getting more iron in your diet if you are deficient, but it sure will help a little!
Keep Your Food at the Perfect Temp
Cast iron heats up well, and heat is distributed as evenly as possible throughout the entire skillet. So even if you have a defective stove or an ancient oven on its last leg, cast iron cookware will help you avoid under-cooking or accidentally overcooking and burning your meals!
Durability Prevents Chipping
The surface of a regular non-stick pan tends to begin to chip off over time. After years of use, this is normal and a sign that you’ll need to purchase more cookware soon. But remember those PFCs mentioned before and how they’re apart of the manufacturing process? Those chemicals chip off with the surface, and you probably don’t want those tiny pieces of chipped material on your food and in your mouth.
Cast iron is durable and extremely difficult to chip or break. Plus, if you take proper care of your cast iron and clean it correctly, it’s bound to last for decades to come. If you want to pass this cookware down to your children or grandchildren one day, take a look at our “Definitive Guide to Caring for Cast Iron Cookware” to help make sure you’re cleaning it properly.
If you properly care for your cast iron cookware, you're sure to enjoy all these health benefits for many years down the road! Perhaps you'll consider handing your durable cookware off to your children or relatives so they can continue the tradition of living and eating well with cast iron cookware.