du u steam or cook vegetables

India
July 19, 2008 3:29am CST
i have reaqd that if vegetables are cooked it looses its vitamins and other things that is necessary for the human body wheer as steamed vegetables retain all the qualitites that are required by the human body, is it true
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@shelly43 (1197)
• Australia
19 Jul 08
i always steam my veggies, i think if you boil them you lose all the taste, so i boil every thing and we all love it.. hugsssssssssssssssssss
@Kanutchie (343)
• Philippines
19 Jul 08
yeah i agree i do a half cooked vagetables, because aside to reatin its quality , can't loose its natural vitamin,you can eat as lightly crunchy , wow terrific and nice food of the day .
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
It will lose some of its vitamins if it is overcooked/over steamed, irrelevant whether the veges are cooked or steamed. And it is best to eat them raw to enjoy the fullness of the vitamins for sure but I don't think I could eat bitter guard or even okra without cooking them. I would normally saute the veges and flavor them with different ingredients of meat, sauces,broth or spices. Steamed ones is pretty bland and on occasions is ok. Cheers,
@yenwie84 (1345)
• Malaysia
19 Jul 08
It depends on how I want to make the dish. Sometimes I cook the vegetables and sometimes I steam it. Maybe there are some proofs on vegetables will lose their vitamins when we cook them,but if we want just the nutrients but not the tastes,maybe we can do in this way,lol.
@snoopy88 (452)
• Australia
19 Jul 08
Anything thing that had heat applied to food looses nutrients. That's why we had to eat several spoonful of vegetables. In Australia here, people eat raw vegetable that way they can get more nutrients out of the vegetable as it have not been processed. For me, I like to steam vegetable because I grown up eating heated vegetables. I'm scare raw vegetables will taste too green for me and my tummy won't like it. hehe Cheers'
• United States
19 Jul 08
i cook them and i dont thinkthat only steam vegetables retain the qualities that we need so does cookes vegetables. :)
@MaasK1 (133)
• France
19 Jul 08
I do not beleive that the vegetables loose anything, I generally cook them in several ways.