In early July 2019, we were brainstorming our final menu planning and decided to see if we could replicate the results of a major NIH study focused on ultra processes foods: “Ultra-processed diets cause excess calorie intake and weight gain: An inpatient randomized controlled trial of ad libitum food intake.” A supplement to that NIH […]
Instant cookers with one-pot recipes are popular because they offer convenience and minimal cleanup. Regardless of manufacturer, make sure all interior cooking surfaces are stainless steel. In this case, the seal between the top and the rest of the pot is silicone, but the exposure surface is minimal when the lid is locked down.
Cuisinart promotes a model that uses Tritan plastic from Eastman Chemical. Despite claims that it is “BPA Free, Tritan leaches BPA and potentially other endocrine disrupting compounds. For peer-reviewed studies and more on this, see: Why “BPA Free” is a meaningless marketing scam (And some plastic safety claims are false).
Organic and uncured to minimize plastic contact during processing and packaging. The top and bottom slices were not served because of extensive plastic packaging contact.
To avoid plastic contamination from commercial pasta processing (including commercial flour) aw materials Acceptable except for macaroni die which has plastic parts. However, not acceptable because it’s not capable of making adequate quantities of pasta.