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January 2003 Issue

Raw and Cooked Veggies Pack Potent Nutrient Punch

Q. What’s the best way to cook vegetables to get the most nutrients? A. There is no method that retains every nutrient found in raw vegetables, but in general you’re best off if you cook with the least amount of water for the least amount of time. This preserves the most nutrients, particularly fragile ones like vitamin C and the B vitamins, including all-important folate. Vitamins. Microwaving is tops for preserving vitamins,

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