Keeping Nutrients In Foods

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Registered: 03-19-2003
Keeping Nutrients In Foods
Sun, 04-06-2003 - 12:01pm
The cooking method you choose for many items can have a great deal of effect on the amount of nutrients your food retains. Steaming certain foods (especially vegetables) is a great way to keep vitamins in the finished product. Grilling also helps prevent loss of nutrients. Try roasting foods in foil or parchment paper to preserve flavor as well nutrition. If you boil vegetables, save the water to add to soup recipes. And don't peel those potatoes! Most of the beneficial fiber is lost to the garbage can.