If You Care Parchment Baking Paper - 70 sq ft. (65 ft x13 in.)
If You Care Parchment Baking Paper premium quality unbleached, greaseproof papers are perfect for a wide variety of baking and cooking needs. While some baking papers are coated with Quilon, which contains heavy metals like chromium that can be toxic when incinerated, If You Care Parchment Paper uses Silicone, derived from a natural element. It’s a much more expensive process, but one we feel is worth it for everyone. But perhaps most importantly, our baking papers use no chlorine in their production. And that means no chlorine is dumped into our lakes and streams.
- Unbleached greaseproof paper
- Totally chlorine-free (TCF)
- Minimum waste
- Unbleached recycled cardboard packaging
- Vegetable-based inks for printing
- Non-toxic glues
- Cardboard packaging biodegradable but should be recycled
- Silicone coated
- Excellent for baking and cooking
- No greasing necessary
- Oven safe up to 428°F/220°C
- Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
- Gluten free
- Allergen free
- Star-K kosher and Kosher for Passover
What is silcone?
Their Parchment Baking Paper are coated with Silicone, which is derived from Silicon, an element found naturally in sand, quartz and rock. After oxygen, it is the most abundant element on earth. Silicone is non-toxic when incinerated. It is the most environmentally friendly non-stick surface. It is also the most effective non-stick surface.
What is Quilon?
Some Parchment Baking Paper are coated with Quilon which contains Chromium, a heavy metal, which can leave toxic trace elements when incinerated.
Baking and Cooking
If You Care Unbleached Parchment Baking Paper are perfect for baking and cooking. No greasing is necessary so additional fat and calories are spared and time is saved. This paper does not affect the taste of baked goods. It is microwave safe. It is oven proof up to 428 degrees F/220 degrees C. Sheets can be re-used.
Why We Use Unbleached Totally Chlorine-Free (TCF) Paper
Wood pulp, in its natural state is brown or beige. Papers made from such pulp - for example brown paper bags, and most cardboard boxes - are also brown. For years, most paper was subjected to a bleaching process to make it white, using elemental chlorine (Cl), usually in the form of chlorine gas, with horrible environmental consequences.
Today, this process is no longer used in most of Europe. Much of the North American pulp and paper industry no longer uses elemental chlorine (Cl), but there remain a number of paper mills in North America which continue to do so, despite the documented environmental damage that this process engenders. Today, the most common form of bleaching paper is no longer with the use of elemental chlorine (Cl), but instead with the use of chlorine derivatives, principally chlorine dioxide (ClO2). Paper bleached with chlorine dioxide is often referred to as "elementally chlorine-free" (ECF). Though bleaching with chlorine dioxide (ClO2) is far preferable to bleaching with elemental chlorine, it is still environmentally harmful, because chlorine derivatives still produce toxic chlorinated organic compounds, such as chloroform, a known carcinogen.
Totally chlorine-free (TCF) paper is paper which is either unbleached, or bleached using no chlorine or chlorine derivatives. Bleached papers which are totally chlorine-free (TCF) have been bleached with oxygen, ozone and/or hydrogen peroxide. These bleaching methods have none of the environmental impacts of chlorine chemistry.
If You Care paper is unbleached and always totally chlorine-free (TCF).