|Why Steaming Vegetables Is Healthier Than Boiling|
by Janel Ovrut, M.S., R.D., L.D.N.
Claim: "Boiling vegetables removes some nutrients. Steaming them is better."
Many of the nutrients in vegetables can leach into the water when boiled. And the longer the vegetables are cooked, the more nutritional value is lost.
Cooking them quickly and in a small amount of water helps preserve some of their water-soluble vitamins. Therefore, the healthiest ways to cook vegetables are microwaving, steaming and stir-frying.
If you do boil vegetables, here's a tip: Get back those leached nutrients by using the water in a soup, sauce or stew.
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Article last updated and/or approved: March 2010. Originally appeared in September/October 2009 former print magazine.
When I steamed kale, the boiling water become green
written by Kevin , July 02, 2014
Doesn't mean that some of the nutrients went with it?
Steam is the Healthiest Way
written by Alex , April 30, 2014
I disagree of using microwave being healthy. Personally, i think steaming foods are indeed the healthiest way.