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Forbes Living TV on the Myth of Microwaving Veggies
There are some days when the thought of spending one minute
in the kitchen could make us run out the door to the nearest fast-food place.
These are the days when we are whipped from work and plan to microwave
everything for dinner – even veggies – just to get it on the table fast. Does
the thought of nuking all the goodness out of them freak you out a little? Don’t
worry about it. Forbes Living TV has some good news.
You know that steaming vegetables is the best way to cook
them without the possibility of losing nutrients and vitamins. Well steaming in
the microwave works too and nothing gets lost under the plastic wrap. And it’s
considered one of the best ways to good vegetables so they don’t lose their
Use a plastic wrap that says “microwave safe” on it or risk
having food taste funny.
Use a little bit of water in the container with the veggies
and in seconds you will have perfectly fine broccoli, beans, carrots or
whatever you like.
Forbes Living TV
notes that microwaving tomatoes and carrots makes their carotenoids more
available to our bodies. It makes the biotin in eggs digestible. And heat kills
bacteria in food that can make us sick. Just remember that a little bit
of water and a tight plastic wrap lid on the container will yield nicely
steamed veggies which are still chock
full of the good stuff. Bon appetite.