Terracotta is a clay based product , terracotta is manufactured by putting the clay into its desired shape and then burning the product after which it retains its shape and gains a solidified structure.
Terracotta was one of the major history of India, but unfortunately, people do not show interest in the practical application of terracotta in modern day. The existing terracotta sculptures in the temples or an antique shop is a common situation in the current backdrop of scenario.
The use of terracotta related clay products is not very abundant in modern days. However, a few restaurants, as well as food joints having a traditional, have attempted to bring back clay products in the form of food serving vessels AND Kitchen appearance. Apart from the kitchen related utensils, some people even use them for gardening purposes.
Even in rural areas, women prefer to use earthenware or clay vessels for their cooking products.
Cooking in clay utensils facilitate in slow cooking. The process of slow cooking signifies that there should not be any raw food items left after the cooking procedure is over. This leads to the proper cooking of the food items involved and adds extra taste to the food.
Less oil requirement
Clay utensils have natural non-stick property in them by the virtue of which they ensure less usage of oil as well as less usage of salt.
Heat retention property
Clay is a bad conductor of heat. This drawback is wisely used as an advantage in this case because, due to retention of heat, there is no necessity of increasing the temperature. Thus uniform cooking can be done at considerably lower temperature.
Clay pots are porous in nature. This is because in case there is excessive of watering, water evaporation is fast through these pores which ultimately saves the plants.
Dry plants do not require watering. Since the evaporation rate is higher in case of clay pots, the sustainability of these dry plants is never at risk.
Clay pots are an aid to Eco-friendly surroundings. Since these pots are easily broken, they can reuse as the base upon which new pots can be kept.
The most important utility of terracotta related products is its biodegradable property. Once unused, they automatically decompose not to create any harmful effects. The usage of such products may be tedious but one should not overlook the bunch of advantages these products offer.