A new episode of the Immune Booster Series is out. In this episode, Ayo Elizabeth Olaogun of Ayovanelmar breaks down the right way to cook broccoli before you can consume them.
This nutrient-packed veggie is a great source of immune-boosting vitamin C and filling fiber and contains only a mere 33 calories per cup. An enzyme in broccoli may even help slow down the aging process.
We often cook our broccolis before consumption. The right choice of cooking method has a great impact on the active compounds, minerals, and vitamins in our vegetables.
Cooking broccoli considerably degrades the health-promoting compounds (specifically, glucosinolates, phenolic compounds, minerals, and vitamin C).
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The microwave cooking process under the right conditions ensure the highest retention of these bioactive compounds and beneficial health properties: time, power, and added water are very important factors Vitamin C easily leaches as it is water-soluble.
When you want to Cook Broccoli, avoiding long microwave cooking times and the high volume of cooking water helps to minimize these losses.