Copper facts and benefits
Posted by Divine Copper on July 24th, 2017
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu. It is a soft, malleable, and ductile metal with very high thermal and electrical conductivity. It is used as a conductor of heat and electricity. Copper is one of the few metals that occur in nature in directly usable metallic form. It was the first metal to be smelted (melting ores in order to extract the metals they contain), the first metal to be cast into a shape in a mold, and the first metal to be purposefully alloyed with another metal. The major portion of copper produced in the world is used by the electrical industries.
BENEFITS OF COPPER:
There are various benefits of copper. Copper is an essential mineral necessary for survival. Most of the copper in the body are found in the liver, brain, heart, kidneys and skeleton muscle. Copper helps with the formation of collagen, increases the absorption of iron and plays a role in energy production. Copper deficiency can cause an increased risk of infection, osteoporosis (a bone disease affecting the bone structure and strength of bone), impaired neurological function and compromised growth, depigmentation of the hair and skin. Both a deficiency in copper and excess of copper can damage brain tissue.
As there are various benefits of copper, many people used copper utensils for drinking and cooking. Since ancient times it is a tradition to cook food in copper vessels, because earlier copper was the only available metal and it was only later that its health benefits were found out. But with time and the discovery of other metals copper vessels have gradually vanished. Steel has now replaced copper vessels in Indian kitchens and copper utensils are found only in some restaurants and that too as serving bowls. Some people prefer to drink water stored in copper jugs but they are also very few.
But is it safe to cook every kind of food in these vessels?
The answer is no as copper reacts with certain food because it is slightly acidic in nature and may lead to health related issues and even cause poisoning of food. Therefore, copper vessels should never be used to store or cook pickles or acidic food, milk and milk products which react very quickly with copper. Never keep honey, citrus food in copper vessels.
Therefore, one should use copper utensils for cooking food keeping in mind the things which are not to be cooked in copper utensils.
There are various copperglass manufacturers, Pure Copper Bottle Manufacturer with whom one can buy. One can even gift these vessels to their loved ones as I hope now you understood how much beneficial copper is for health.
For more information, about Copper Utensils Manufacturers
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