Cooked rice in a red cup placed on the plywood floor.
Why You Should Cook your Meals with Pure Water
Your water may have traveled hundreds or even thousands of kilometres before reaching your tap. Many people take turning on the tap for granted. Often we forget the journey that water takes, or the processes that are undertaken every day in order to guarantee that water can be consumed safely.
Of course there are risks even with tap water; this is why most experts recommend you install at least a water filter in your home. It is worth noting that a water filter will remove the chemicals used to treat the water. This will improve the flavor of your water without compromising on safety.
In almost every stage of cooking, we use water. From washing fruits and vegetables to cleaning our plates, we are constantly relying on water. But did you know that your water might be preventing you from serving the perfect meal?
Hard water can sometimes change the taste, smell and colour of the food you’re preparing. Cooking with Pure water is an easy way to improve the taste of your food and drinks. We all invest time, energy and money into our cooking process. Here, we help you to understand why you should cook rice and vegetables in pure water or at least with filtered water.
Contaminants in tap water
Some households continue to use tap water for cooking rice and vegetables, unaware that tap water has a number of common contaminants that can affect the quality of your food. Some common contaminants include:
Lead. Lead seeps into water supplies through lead pipes, solder and fixtures.
Chlorine. Not only does chlorine smell and taste bad, but it also dries out your skin and hair. Chlorine is used to disinfect or treat municipal water supplies, and needs to be filtered out before use to eliminate annoying effects.
Magnesium. The presence of magnesium causes hard water. Although it isn’t a direct hazard to our health, magnesium does cause problems such as buildup in pipes, shortened lifespan of appliances and increased soap and detergent use.
Sulfur. Hydrogen sulfide is a smelly, colourless gas that is produced by sulfur and sometimes found in groundwater. Sulfur in drinking water can cause a laxative effect, leading to increased rates of diarrhea and dehydration, especially in young children and infants.
Cooking with Pure water is the best way to ensure that the quality of your rice and vegetables are pristine… and of course, delicious!
Chlorine and impurities can infiltrate your home’s tap water at any time, making for a foul odour and taste pouring out of your kitchen’s faucet. But using filtered water can eliminate the bad taste and smell. The undesirable taste can be detrimental to your food prep. When your water smells bad, the foul odour and taste can latch on to your vegetables and rice you’re washing in the sink.
If you’re cooking bigger dishes with pasta or rice, you’ll start to notice a creamier texture to your food when you use filtered water. A filter can cleanse your water, remove the bad taste and leave you with overall better tap water.
Using Pure water to make coffee or tea also requires less coffee grounds and tea leaves than tap water than when making these beverages with tap water. Ordinarily you can cut back the amount of coffee grounds or tea leaves to make these drinks by approximately one-third. There will be a somewhat lighter color, but just as rich a flavor when using Pure water for these beverages; in fact, a much less bitter taste. Using Pure water in these beverages is a simple way for the homemaker or restaurant owner to save approximately one-third on the cost of these drinks; and, there will be no ugly film on the surface of the coffee or tea which sometimes occurs with tap water.
Bright and colourful food
Washing your vegetables after you buy them is always a smart idea. But are you starting to notice your fresh produce losing colour after every wash? Chlorine in your water could be the reason. Like bleach, chlorine strips colour away from whatever it comes in contact with. If there are high levels of chlorine in your tap water, your vegetables could be in danger.
But fear not. Using Pure water which is free from excessive levels of chlorine will solve the issue. Keep your vegetables looking vibrant and delicious buy a simple quick wash
There is also noticeable improvement in the use of Pure water in the cooking of potatoes and other fresh vegetables. There is virtually no discoloration in potatoes and naturally you are not introducing contaminants into the food. All fresh vegetables such as broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, and so on should also be cooked or steamed in distilled water. Soups that call for water will be safer made with pure, distilled water. You will find that Pure water will come to a boil at a slightly lower temperature than tap water. In addition to saving a little time, there is a slight savings in energy costs.
Use Pure water to cook your rice and vegetables
If you’re cooking rice and vegetables, be sure to use Pure water. Many misinformation that it is costly when in fact for a household of 5 the average cost of using Pure water is less than RM80 a month. That is less than RM3 per day for 5 person! Not only it is convenient, it gives your consistent water quality that is safe & tastes great!
At Pure Water JB, we are all about making our service accessible and affordable for Malaysia households. You can browse our range of water service packages & water purifier systems and start to experience the benefits of Pure water for your meals.