Microwave microwaving heating food
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Currently, there is insufficient evidence to suggest microwaving impacts the nutritional value of foods beyond any other heating method...

However, as it's harder to monitor how vegetables are cooking in the microwave compared to steaming or boiling them (e.g., broccoli) and if you heat vegetables for too long it saps the water-soluble vitamins (e.g., vitamins C and B) which are heat sensitive. You are always better to underestimate how long vegetables will take to cook in the microwave and check, rather than overcook them.


Another tip is, if you’re pre-prepping meals at the beginning of the week and plan to heat them up in the microwave, slightly undercook them. This is due to the microwave continuing to cook food when heating it, and we don’t want overcooked vegetables!


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