Why you should cook rice and vegetables in filtered water

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 filtered 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 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 filtered water is the best way to ensure that the quality of your rice and vegetables are pristine… and of course, delicious!

Purified taste

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.

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. Filtering your water from excessive levels of chlorine will solve the issue. Keep your vegetables looking vibrant and delicious with a home water filtration system.

Use filtered water to cook your rice and vegetables

If you’re cooking rice and vegetables, be sure to use filtered water. It’s as easy as installing a WFA water filtration system. This will make your water chlorine free while providing great taste that is optimal for cooking.

At Water Filters Australia, we are all about making filtered water accessible and affordable for Australian households. You can browse our range of water filtration systems and start to experience the benefits of filtered water for your meals.

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