Question about vegetables?
If I steam some frozen vegetables, mix with some spices and such, and then put them in an airtight container, will they retain their nutrients for a few hours??
- deniseLv 73 weeks ago
They should keep their nutrients fine, but remember the warm veggies will make condensation inside the tub if they are 'packed' still warm.
- geezerLv 74 weeks ago
It's cooking them that loses their nutrients .. not ''keeing them in an airtight container for a few hours afterwards''.
Steaming them is, by far, the best way to cook them though.
- JoeLv 44 weeks ago
Yes, yes, yes!
- WaltLv 64 weeks ago
no I don't think so. some veggies are better raw and when you cook them they lose nutrient
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- CBLv 74 weeks ago
Nutrients don't go flying off into the air or wiggle out of the vegetables - they will retain their nutrients until they can no longer be eaten safely.
- JanetLv 74 weeks ago
Yes they will retain their nutrients. Water soluble vitamins are destroyed by heat, so the more you cook a vegetable, the more you lose those nutrients. But not the oil-soluble vitamins, not the minerals, not the protein or carbs.
And the longer a vegetable has been sitting around, the more nutrition it loses. Frozen vegetables are frozen VERY soon after being picked, so sometimes they are more nutritious than fresh vegetables sitting on the grocery store shelving, even though the frozen vegetables have been lightly cooked to preserve flavor, color and texture.
And steaming is the least-destructive way to cook veggies.