Breaking the Myths About Pressure Cookers
Lots of people shy away from using pressure cookers in their daily food preparation because they think that pressure cooking takes out most of the nutrients and vitamins in their food.
One of the reasons behind it is that cooking in high temperatures can take the vitamins out of your food. But that’s not exactly what happens when you’re cooking using a pressure cooker. The internal pressure generated by the build up of steam is what cooks the food inside, hence, the name pressure cooker. Directly cooking the food over continuous high heat can also cause the vitamins and nutrients to get out of your food. But when you cook with a pressure cooker, the pressure, paired with the heat cooks the food while effectively sealing the nutrients in. By keeping the nutrients in, you are guaranteed that the food you are cooking is healthy and nutritious. Aside from being nutritious, food cooked in a pressure cooker is more flavorful.
Pressure cookers not only gives you nutritious meals, it is likewise energy efficient. The less energy you use, the more money you save on your gas or electric bills. It takes less energy to pressure cook something than steaming it. It also takes a lot less time. Don’t worry about the food coming out watery or soaked either. The most important thing is that you’re putting out nutritious meals for your family in no time.
Making pot roast has never been so much easier, and making soups and stocks takes no time at all. You can even deep fry using your pressure cooker. Frying food, like chicken, can sometimes take up to 20-30 minutes, but in a pressure cooker, frying can take about 10 minutes or less. It’s highly efficient, and every kitchen should have one. They make excellent presents, too. Your friends and family will surely thank you for giving them a healthier and faster option in their food preparation.
Our busy schedule don’t always allow us to cook healthy meals for our family. But with pressure cooking, we not only have a chance to prepare those delicious and nutritious meals we want to cook for ourselves and our family, we also save time. Time that is best spent with our family.