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Does cookware material have an effect on toxicity or other illness?

We have heard from various word-of-mouth sources that some individuals get sick (diarrhea with or without vomiting) after eating chaya that has been cooked in aluminum pots. Has anyone observed this? What would the chemical reaction be that’s causing this? Why does it seem that some people get sick and others do not?

Wow … NO replies! Well, if the people who got sick at it raw, or undercooked, and in large enough quantities, then I’d suppose they got sick from the cyanide. Have you learned anymore of this in the year since you posted your question?

" The reason it shouldn’t be cooked in an aluminum pot is the possibility of a toxic reaction that can result in diarrhea"

This is an extract from an article by Andrew Weil, M.D.

Probably best to be safe than sorry.


It took me awhile to get back to this. Sorry about that, Brad. :slight_smile:

Here is the start of an ECHOcommunity collection speaking to the issue of cookware.