Why We Said No To Aluminum

By Amy Cole

Recently, I got this question from a customer, "Is your bone broth brewed in stainless steel pots?"

It's the perfect question because it's one I love to answer.

Yes, exclusively.

Not only is FOND exclusively brewed in stainless steel, but every part of our process uses stainless steel instead of aluminum. From our brew pots to the canner, even to our lids - everything is stainless steel.

So what are the benefits of stainless steel?

Here are just a few:

Contains no dangerous material

Stainless steel does not carry PTFE and PFOA chemicals are known to cause kidney diseases, whereas non-stick cooking pans do. If a non-stick pan gets overheated, these chemicals can be released into your foods...YUCK!

It does not corrode easily

Corroded cookware can not only change the taste of your food, but it can also release harmful, cancer-causing substances into your food. Because stainless steel does not corrode easily, the food you cook in it is much safer to consume.

Non-sticky, it can easily sanitize

Made from a slick coating, food does not stick easily to stainless steel making it easier to clean and sanitize. It is hard for germs and bacteria to grow on stainless steel because the cookware is easier to sanitize and naturally removes stains.

Helps to retain taste

"Stainless steel helps to retain the taste of the food while cooking. If someone is cooking in non-stick stainless steel, they get the exact taste and flavor of the food. By using stainless steel cookware, you can maintain food safety and maintain the value and nutrition of whatever you are consuming."

Resistant towards chemical reactions

Stainless steel is resistant toward chemical reactions of salt, acid, or alkali within the foods prepared. These chemical reactions can ultimately damage anyone heath so it is hugely important that stainless steel resists these reactions.

So stainless steel is good, but why is aluminum bad?

According to Hotze Health and Wellness Center says "aluminum is a widely recognized and known neurotoxin that inhibits more than 200 biologically important functions and causes various adverse effects in plants, animals, and humans. It is a poison that acts on the nervous system and has been linked to several serious health problems. Aluminum accumulates in the kidneys, brain, lungs, liver and thyroid where it competes with calcium for absorption and can affect skeletal mineralization. Aluminum attacks your central nervous system."

Aluminum definitely doesn't have a great track record when it comes to interacting with our brains. Here are five more reasons to avoid aluminum: Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Breast Cancer, Bone Disorders and Autism. Yikes, no thank you!

A few ways to avoid aluminum in your kitchen:

  1. Swap your aluminum cookware with stainless steel.
  2. Avoid cooking or grilling your food with aluminum foil, and minimize using it for hot food storage.
  3. Use a bamboo steamer in place of classic metal vegetable steamers.
  4. Check store-bought food items, medicine bottles, and all hygiene products for aluminum content and switch to an all-natural brand whenever possible.

I cook with cast iron and stainless steel only in my home, so why would I treat my customers any different?

We promise, no plastic leaching, no chemical leaching, no aluminum - just state of the art liquid gold, lovingly and expertly prepared for you.

That's something to get excited about!



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