I recall many years ago a factory nearby my home that was closing due to the unpopularity of aluminum production in kitchen ware. At one time I believed the myths, the dangers of using aluminum but nowadays I am doubtful. Having said that, I do believe that using low-grade machine-made aluminum pots could have some side effects.
The problem of aluminum or any metals is during cooking some aluminum dissolves from worn or pitted pots and pans. The longer food is cooked or stored in aluminum, the greater the amount that gets into food. Leafy vegetables and acidic foods, such as tomatoes and citrus products, absorb the most aluminum.
But people normally take in about 10 milligrams of aluminum daily, mostly from food. Aluminum pots and pans provide only one or two milligrams of the total. While aluminum has been associated with Alzheimer’s disease, there is no definite link proven. The World Health Organization estimates that adults can consume more than 50 milligrams of aluminum daily without harm.
So here is the ultimate aluminum, hand hammered and handmade and now you’ll understand why Japanese do not have aluminum troubles – it’s all in the quality and integrity.
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