Fast Fact: Raw Isn’t Always Better

by Jo-Ann Heslin, MA, RD, CDN on December 9, 2011 · 0 comments

Myth: Raw vegetables are better than cooked.

Truth: We’re told cooking destroys vitamins in vegetables. That’s true if vegetables are cooked in a lot of water, at very high temperatures, for a long time. But, cooking can have benefits, too. Cooked carrots and cooked tomatoes both have higher levels of antioxidants (lycopene and beta-carotene) than raw.

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