Waterless Cooking: Maximising Essential Nutrients from Food
Waterless cooking was introduced in the 1920’s as a healthier, more efficient and faster way to cook food without adding water. It was considered healthier because the alternative of cooking foods and vegetables in water will sap essential nutrients from the food. Not only is water not required, one does not need to add additional fats and oils to the food being cooked.
Waterless cooking is a way to cook simple, nutrient-rich, wholesome meals, without adding calories. With no extra oil, meat and poultry marinade in their own juices. In fact, the water that clings to vegetables after rinsing is enough to maintain essential vitamins and minerals. Meats come out juicy and browned. While vegetables taste fresh and delicious.
The waterless cooking method will allow you to prepare great tasting meals, save energy and use much less water than with conventional cooking. When you use surgical stainless steel waterless cookware, you never have to worry about minute particles from the pans breaking away from your cookware and entering your food.
This method uses a vacuum steam control method so you can cook economically and with low heat. The built-in steam control valve click as a signal to turn down the heat. With waterless cookware, you never cook with high heat. You start with medium heat and as soon as you hear the click you turn the stove down to low.
Waterless cooking works on the principle of evaporating foods’ natural juices which turn into steam and forms a seal along the edges of the specially designed lids thus preventing any of the vapours from escaping and enabling the food to stew in its own juices. The steam continuously rises to the top, condenses and falls back onto the food, ensuring that it stays moist and juicy. This allows the food to cook at a constant temperature and the vessel’s heat retention ability means less heat is required resulting in energy savings.
As a result, food not only retains more flavour, but also vitamins and minerals. The food also maintains its vibrant natural colours and textures, which makes the food more visually appealing and enables crisp foods keep their crunchy texture.
Since the specially designed cookware distributes the heat evenly, there is less burning or sticking, making cleaning up easier. And, waterless cooking is healthier because cooking foods in their own natural juices eliminates the need for added oil or nutrient-leaching water.