Aluminum cookware safety:
Aluminum conducts heat well and is inexpensive. Because it is easily affordable it is a popular choice for cooking who cannot afford fancy and high-end materials.
It is lightweight and easy to lift. Aluminum pots, pans, buckets are popular. Buckets are used for storage of drinking water. Pots and pans for cooking purposes. Use of Aluminum vessels contribute about 2-5 mg of Aluminum to the body. Through food normally we intake about 10-12 mg of aluminum. While cooking aluminum dissolves easily in the food from worn or pitted pans and pots. This is the reason you will see discoloration of aluminum pots inside.
According to health reports, aluminum in food can cause Alzheimer’s disease. The longer food is heated and cooked in aluminum vessels, more amount gets dissolved in food. Some of the sour foods like tamarind, tomato, citrus products (that are acidic) absorb most aluminum.
World Health Organization report says that adults can consume more than 50 mg of aluminum without harm to health. Anodized aluminum cookware is a type of cookware developed by modern technology that is much safer to use than just aluminum vessels. It is placed in acid solution and exposed to electric current to get a deposit of aluminum oxide, the process is anodization. It is hard non-stick surface and makes it scratch resistant, durable and reduces leaching of aluminum to food.
Author: Sumana Rao | Posted on: October 29, 2019