Chandigarh, India, May 07: The advent of a new age in today’s technological mode has not only made our lives a habit of luxury life but has also raised our food and drink standards. Most of us have heard from the elders of our home about how limited the food supply was in the past and now it is as if God has provided six kinds of food from house to house.
Crafts and pottery do inspire people. During the earlier years, pottery and its invention was a turning point in human development, but the demand declined after the discovery of metals and wooden products and décor. Interestingly, pottery crafts are back in trend and rule the latest home décor arena and have now started attracting the attention of rich and luxury families.
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Earthen vessels or pots were once the ornament of the house of the poor, have now turned into the house of the rich. Naresh Kumar, who trades in pottery in Sector 39, Chandigarh, says that where previously only ordinary people or most of the poor people used to come to him with demand for pottery, now they have the vehicles of the rich with them.
Naresh also stated that the demand for clay clocks and campers is very high in summer as, unlike the one that kills all the natural elements, all the natural elements dissolved in water can be given to the body with the help of clay pots.
They have water jugs as well as earthen pans for baking bread, earthen pots for making pulses and vegetables, and small earthen boats for yogurt or cold drinks. Water jug or taped camper is available from Rs.200 to Rs.500, dal-vegetable pot from Rs.100 to Rs.500, and kujja for yoghurt from Rs.50 to Rs.150.
Compared to aluminum or other metal utensils, pottery heats up slowly and cooks food more slowly. As a result, good and fragrant food is cooked. This allows the food to retain more nutritional value than food prepared in other types of dishes. The slower cooking process helps retain the natural moisture and natural oils in the food, as a result of which you need to use relatively less oil for cooking.
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Earthen pots helps to neutralize the pH balance of food by interacting with the acids present in the food by being salty. Pottery not only makes food healthier but also adds flavor to it.