does baking food change the nutritional value?

would baking foods, like cookies or potatoes, change the nutritional value of the food- especially caloric, or would the nutrition and calories be the same as the raw ingredients before baking?

5 Answers

  • 1 decade ago
    Favorite Answer

    the caloric value/ nutrition al value does change as you cook the foods when you cook things you are esentially being broken down by heat into a either more palatable taste or texture. You can find a brake down of things by going onto the usda foods site, and other sites.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    Does baking food change the nutritional value?

    Yes, the nutritional value would be changed.

    For Example:

    Raw vegan food is considered healthy because of its living enzymes. The enzymes in food aid in digestion and are destroyed at 118 degrees of heat.

    Therefore in order to digest cooked food your body has to use its own metabolic enzymes which takes energy from your body and leaves you feeling sluggish.

    Heating also depletes food of vitamins and minerals which is why cooked food is thought to lead to excessive food consumption in the body's attempt to gain adequate nutrition.

    There are loads of alternative raw-vegan cakes and cookies recipes available on the net.

    Some people on this site may disagree with this. However, it has been scientifically proven a number of times over the last 50 years.


  • 1 decade ago

    Nutritional values are based upon a ready-to-eat portion. It is assumed you will cook a potato or an egg before you eat it, so calorie and nurtient levels are calculated from the cooked item, whatever it may be.

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    Over baking is fine. Ready meals aren't

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  • 1 decade ago

    well it could i know that if you boil vegetables it takes out some vitamins

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