Cooking with Distilled Water
are many uses for distilled water, and most of those are in the kitchen.
Have you explored the many uses of distilled water yet?
Use fresh, purified/distilled water to
bring out the full-bodied flavor of all your favorite recipes. You'll
notice the improved taste and appearance of everything you prepare- from
steamed vegetables to delicious baked pies- made with homemade 100%
distilled water. It enhances the natural flavor of foods and beverages,
allowing the savory essence of herbs and spices to be released in soups
and water-based sauces without competition from chlorine or other
Impurities also raise the boiling point
of water so distilled water will come to a boil more quickly than tap
water. This saves time and energy.
Uses for Distilled Water in the Kitchen
Vegetables- There is noticeable taste
improvement in vegetables when they are cooked in pure water. There
is less discoloration and, naturally, contaminants are not
introduced. Whether cooking or steaming fresh vegetables, always
begin with distilled water.
Pasta/Rice- Another great application
pasta. Macaroni, noodles, and rice absorb more water than when
cooked in ordinary tap water. They maintain better texture and
flavor and are less likely to cling together.
Baking- Because of the absence of
virtually all dissolved substances, distilled water is a better
liquefier than tap water. Pure water absorbs slightly more flour
giving the batter a better texture. Pastries, pancakes, breads,
pizza dough and other batter recipes will taste better because of
the absence of contaminants that could alter the flavor of other
Canning- Purified/distilled water is
excellent to use for canning and preserving food. Not only do fruits
and vegetables retain a more natural color, but their flavor is
better. Because the water is sterile, canners report more success in
sealing jars and a much lower spoilage rate.
Sprouts/Grasses- When sprouting,
purified/distilled water is excellent for germinating seeds such as
wheatgrass, alfalfa or bean. Always soak seeds in pure water for
9-12 hours and then rinse them daily thereafter using distilled
water. Water is your primary ingredient, so you surely want to use
the purest water possible. You will achieve a faster and higher
degree of germination and sprouts will grow free of contaminants
found in ordinary tap water. Sprouts will also retain their
crispness for a longer period of time.
Crystal Clear Ice Cubes- Due to the
absence of impurities, there is a noticeable difference in ice cubes
made from purified/distilled water. Not only are they more appealing
because they are crystal clear, but they freeze harder and faster.
Reconstituting- When reconstituting
dehydrated food, purified/distilled water is the WiseChoice®
since only water was removed in the original process of
dehydrating. This includes reconstituting prunes, raisins and other
types of fruits and/or vegetables. Dehydrated foods will have a
better "absorption rate" than with other waters because there is a
greater difference in density between dehydrated food and distilled
water than there is between dehydrated food and impure water.
Therefore, there is more "pressure" for pure water to enter the
Pure Drinks- When reconstituting any
concentrate with 100% distilled water, such as orange, grapefruit or
grape juice, you will notice a definite improvement. It tastes much
closer to the fresh product. It is also possible to stretch the
volume of your finished drink. Up to twenty-five percent more water
can be added and still make a delicious blend. You will also use
less coffee or tea than with tap water. Ordinarily, the amount used
to make these beverages can be reduced by approximately one third,
while still maintaining the rich flavor...a simple way to reduce
Pre-wash all ingredients in
purified/distilled water to ensure clean, safe food preparation.
Preserve valuable food nutrients by
washing food instead of peeling.
Use only fresh, pure water to enhance
natural flavors and eliminate distasteful chemicals.
Always use ice cubes made with
To preserve texture, taste, and
nutritional value use only homemade 100% steam distilled.