Why We Said No To Aluminum
Time to time, we’re asked how we brew our bone broth and what materials we use. It’s a question we always love to answer, since we’re so proud to say that we utilize a 100% plastic-free process, from brew to jar.
To do one better, every part of our process uses stainless steel instead of aluminum. From our brew pots to the canner and even our lids - everything is stainless steel.
And you might be wondering why this matters, or why you should care. Well, there’s a reason that aluminum-free deodorants and even baking powders have been gaining in popularity.
First, let's start with the benefits of stainless steel.
Here are just a few:
Contains no dangerous material
Stainless steel does not carry PTFE and PFOA chemicals, known to cause kidney diseases, but non-stick cooking pans do. If a non-stick pan gets overheated, these chemicals can be released into your food...YUCK!
It does not corrode easily
Corroded cookware not only changes the taste of your food, but it can also release harmful, cancer-causing substances. Because stainless steel does not corrode easily, the food you cook in it is much safer to consume.
Relatively non-stick and easy to clean
Made from a slick coating, stainless steel is relatively non-stick, making it easier to clean. It is hard for germs and bacteria to grow on stainless steel because the cookware is easier to sanitize and naturally remove stains.
Helps to retain taste
Stainless steel helps to retain the taste of the food while cooking. If someone is cooking in 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 nutritional value 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 your 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, "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. In fact, frequent exposure may contribute to Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, Breast Cancer, Bone Disorders and Autism.
A few ways to avoid aluminum in your kitchen:
- Swap your aluminum cookware for stainless steel.
- Avoid cooking or grilling your food with aluminum foil, and minimize using it for hot food storage.
- Use a bamboo steamer in place of classic metal vegetable steamers.
- Check store-bought food items, medicine bottles, and all hygiene products for aluminum content and switch to an all-natural brand whenever possible.
In our homes, we only cook with cast iron and stainless steel, so why would we treat our customers any different?
Which is why we’re committed to staying aluminum-free. We even test all of our broths for heavy metals. We promise - no plastic, no chemicals, and no aluminum. Just organic, pasture-raised liquid gold, designed for flavor and function.
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