Known for a long time for its use in cooking, its durability, unique texture, and aesthetics has been constantly used in India, since the later stone ages. Notable evidence of usage of cast iron has been found in India between 1300 BC to 1000 BC, in the Deccan and central areas. In a more advanced India, repeated use of cast iron in daily cookware, by the housewives have been found around the 20th century. Though the emergence of new metal cookware had led to the decline of usage of cast iron utensils in the 1960s to 1970s, they have reintroduced by eminent chefs in the modern days. 

Cast iron has been used in India today, and in the past, because of its advantages over other cookware. Cast iron’s quality of being tough and durable keeps you away from worrying about it getting damaged from high heat during cooking. Its durability also makes it a prominent product in antique shops. Cast iron has the unique capability of retaining the heat for a long time after it has been heated, and thus the utensils made from it, are appropriate for searing meat or storing food for later use. Iron is very necessary for good health, and while cooking or storing food in utensils made from cast iron, a safe and necessary quantity of iron gets absorbed by our food, and it is naturally non-stick.. Another advantage of cast iron utensils is that its low maintenance, and thus cleaning doesn’t take much effort. Cast iron utensils, mostly look rough, unlike the polished metal ones, and thus it is a better alternative to add a rustic essence of elegance while displaying your food in front of the guest.

But the question may arise, from where can you get ethically obtained cast iron utensils from the actual craftsmen! Well, worry no more! We, at Codesustain, bring to you a wide range of products made from cast iron, which are obtained from the best craftsmen of India! Upgrade to a better set of cookware, with sustainable cast iron cookware!

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