Fresh or Frozen, Cooked or Raw?
A common question about consuming fruit and vegetables is around which is best to eat: fresh or frozen, cooked or raw?
are just as or even more #nutritious
fruits and vegetables. Fresh fruits and vegetables have to #travel
a long way from the #farm
to your #plate
so they can lose #nutrition
along the way. Frozen fruits and vegetables are picked and frozen almost immediately so their #nutrients
are retained. Frozen vegetables can be very handy when you are time poor, as they are often pre-chopped. They can also be useful if the availability of fresh vegetables is limited in your area.
The method of #cooking
can also influence the nutritional content. #Water
such as #vitamin
C are most affected by #heat
and water. Steaming and microwaving are the best cooking methods for vegetables to retain their nutrients. These methods take less cooking time and do not require much, if any, water. Methods such as boiling require much more water and the cooking time is often longer so the loss of nutrients is greater. However, cooking vegetables also makes them much easier to digest so nutrients are more easily absorbed compared to #raw
vegetables. It may be beneficial to eat a variety of raw and cooked vegetables. via @RiplApp