Does microwaving nuke nutrition?
January 22nd, 2014
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The rumor: Zapping food in a microwave leaches out key nutrients

We've all heard about how microwaving food removes some nutritional value, but is it true? Is something bad happening to our food behind that microwave glass?

The verdict: If you do it right, cooking food in the microwave is one of the best ways to retain your food's vitamins and minerals

There are dangers to microwaving your food. You could get scalded, for one. If you use the wrong kind of plastic (hint: one that doesn't say "microwave safe"), unhealthy chemicals could seep into your food.

But if you're concerned about getting the most nutrition out of your eats, microwaving is a safe bet. In fact, it's near the top of the list for nutritionally sound food-preparation methods. If you use your microwave with a small amount of water to essentially steam food from the inside, you'll retain more vitamins and minerals than with almost any other cooking method.

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soundoff (5 Responses)
  1. Arturo Féliz-Camilo

    Reblogged this on Mr. Feliz's Blog (Teacher Arturo).

    January 22, 2014 at 3:42 pm |
  2. Jdizzle McHammerpants ♫♫

    I learned how to poach eggs in the microwave the other day. Awesome! Great poached eggs in less than two minutes. From in the shell to the fork in 3-4 minutes, when you allow prep and cooling times..

    January 22, 2014 at 2:25 pm |
  3. Patrick

    It ruins pizza.

    January 22, 2014 at 1:48 pm |
  4. Little Timmy

    That would explain why there's radioactive waste about 2 days later.

    January 22, 2014 at 12:41 pm |
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