Brass or Copper- the recommended alternative metal utensils
Utensils are the most important part of the kitchen in every household.
There are many utensils available in the market; it comes in different shape, colour and material. Out of the available options in the market, metal utensils made from copper, brass and bronze have been the most popular options in our country since ancient times. Although these metals got replaced with various other materials with time, it is regaining popularity among all. According to ancient Ayurveda, these metals provide several health benefits against diseases like inflammation, anaemia and diarrhoea.
Today, several health experts suggest replacing plastic, aluminium or fancy cookware and utensils with metal ones- brass or copper. These metal cookware or utensils get used for cooking, serving, eating and storing drinking water. Here, we have listed some of the benefits of using brass or copper utensils.
They improve health conditions by strengthening immunity and building self-healing capacity. Moreover, storing drinking water in metal vessels for an appropriate time duration enhances the mineral content. Therefore, drinking benefits us in various ways.
They improve food sustainability and quality compared to others. We know that cooked food stays edible only for a particular time. Therefore, food begins to stink or tastes stale after a while. Copper and brass have antibacterial and antimicrobial properties, which increase food durability by preventing them from ruining. As a result, cooking food in these metal utensils are stored.
Brass and copper utensils last for a longer duration because they get prepared using Kalai or Kalahi procedure. Here, tin gets coated with the desired metal article, which preserves it from oxidation. On the other hand, excess use of non-stick or stainless-steel cook-wares might spoil the food by releasing harmful toxins after the top layer gets ruined.
Naturally found materials might not have any harmful effects on the environment, but it takes around 50-500 years to decompose. However, copper and brass products are recyclable hundreds of times. As a result, only 0.65% of these metals gets derived from the soil to date. Therefore, metal utensils are environmentally friendly.
Since ancient times, silver crockeries and utensils have added glamour to the décor of the house. Similarly, the newly designed brass or copper cook-wares are enhancing the crockery unit of our home. These metal crockeries not only add beauty to our home but also serves as a matter of pride. Moreover, several crockery industries are generating employment in every field; therefore, contributing to the growth of the country’s economy.
These are some of the reasons copper and brass utensils are the best-recommended alternatives.