Does cooking with steam kill parasites?

I am interested in making sure that my vegetables are parasite free. Would cooking with steam do the trick? THANKS

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Done properly it should kill most or all bugs.

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  • 2 years ago

    It should.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Um, Yes.

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  • 2 years ago

    Yes, steam is very hot, it burns if it touches the skin. pests an bacteria are killed in steaminess.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    It should unless you steam your food very lightly.

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  • 2 years ago

    It would kill them and let them sit on your veggies. Soak them in a cold water bath to remove dirt or bugs

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  • CB
    Lv 7
    2 years ago

    Pasteurization occurs at 156F held for 20 minutes, a little higher and little less time - most vegetables are cooked well beyond temperatures where you have to worry about 'parasites' and pathogens.

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  • 2 years ago

    Yeah, heat will killed all parasites. But you will have all protein, calories and vitamins in your food.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    No. Mostly are made inactive, softer. Temporary disabled. Until they come to backbone as combined and become active as human tissue source. Or if you leave them steamed in the pan/pot/dish/plate/baskets in 1 month will come out monsters.

    60% disabled cooking/steam.

    95% disabled microwave 1 minute at maximum.

    99% combined.

    Same is lost as nutritional value (less when microwaved).

    Shred/blender as fresh and dry to have 100% nutrient original value, dead nutrients with best value.

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  • Anonymous
    2 years ago

    Yes. Heat has to be over 345 degrees, if I remember correctly.

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