Wednesday, August 29, 2007

More on Broccoli: from Prevention Magazine

Broccoli is chockfull of Vitamin C, an immune-boosting, and cancer-preventative nutrient.
And, there are 30 milligrams of Vitamin C in every 1/2 cup of Broccoli!

Best ways to get the most out Broccoli?

Nuke it! According to a new study published in the Journal of Food Science, when you microwave broccoli, rather than steaming or boiling the veggie, it retains 90% of the Vitamin C as opposed to only 34% when boiling and 22% when steaming.

What happens when you boil and steam (any veggie) is that the nutrients leach out into the water, which people usually just throw out. You could retain that water and use it as stock for soups, but who ever does that? When you microwave veggies, it cooks them by "heating up their natural water content."
Prevention Magazine recommends stirring the veggies half way through the cooking process to make sure the food is cooked evenly.


Frasypoo said...

Thats something I never thought of.Will keep in mind when I throw liquids away!do you like lentil soup ?

Incognito said...

Love lentil soup, Poo, at least Indian Dal soup! Yuuummmy!

Armand Rousso said...

The saying says a healthy mind in a healthy body. The mind indeed can help to heal the body.

Armand Rousso

Frasypoo said...

I was'nt sure if you would recognise it if I said "dal" !!I have been making gallons for friends lately!

Incognito said...

Thank you for visiting Armand.

FRASY: Oh, absolutely! :-) Love it... the only kind of lentil soup I like. Not fond of the ordinary lentil soup. Then again, I love anything Indian.