Pkpark
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Pkpark asked in Food & DrinkCooking & Recipes · 1 decade ago

Does cooking food change its nutritional value?

For example; if you cook a steak, does it change the nutritional value any or does it stay the same?

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  • 1 decade ago
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    Heat always changes the nutritional value of food. Some of the nutrieants will be lost but like in the case of fish, chiken and steak the benifits of cooking outweigh the loss of nutrition because raw steak, chicke especially and some fish is not healthy for you.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    The nutritional value of meat should me determined when it is cooked as you cannot eat meat raw. If you don't add any oil or anything, then the nutritional value should not change much. Better still, if you have a fatty piece of meat and all the fat comes out then you will actually lower the fat content!!

  • 1 decade ago

    Yes cooking, peeling, chopping, letting more of a foods surface be exposed to air, and or heat does alter it. The only real thing that matters is the things like orange juice since it loses it much faster than other foods, thats simple oxidation of the peel being removed, and then juiced.

    Cooking also though kills bad bacteria, so it is totally worth not getting food poisoning by cooking it.

    Raw veggies and fruits are great, but too can have hidden bacteria, so a well rounded daily eating habits are bst.

  • when boiling veggies alot of the nutrients ends up in the water, your better off steaming them to keep most of the nutrients.

    if you believe the recent stories on cooking meats, they say that char on the meat when cooked on a grill can lead to cancer...but then again they have done that story on just about every food there is so who knows.

    you have to cook stuff like chicken so you dont get sick, ive never had sushi before, but if your going to have raw fish make extra extra sure its ok to eat. save it for the professionals to prepare for you. the only time ive heard of beef raw is kobe beef, i guess from japan only? either way its not something you want to just guess about, better that you cook it properly.

    the only story ive read on improving the value of a veggie when its cooked is tomatoes and turning them into tomato sauce. there were stories that it helps keep cancer away...then again how many times have you heard that story? bottom line is always cook meats properly so you dont take a chance at becoming sick, it can be fatal in some cases. with veggies if your gonna eat em raw, always make sure you wash them off, even if the package says its "pre washed".

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  • Joe
    Lv 5
    1 decade ago

    yes it does not longer you cook it the less it will have in it

  • 1 decade ago

    it depends on how long you cook the veggies.

    meat, not really.

  • Anonymous
    1 decade ago

    fat can cook out of meats

  • 1 decade ago

    Vegetables can loose some of their nutrients if you overcook them.

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