Different Ways to Cook Food
In the kitchen, we like to make tasty and healthy dishes that are also appealing to the eye. The nutritional value and caloric intake will differ depending on the way you cook food. The way you cook also aids or hinders digestion: a boiled vegetable is easier to digest than a raw salad. The healthiest way to cook is to use little added fat and salt. Today, at OnwHowTo.com we will talk abut the different ways to cook.
Boiled food retains many nutrients, and if we use the cooking water for soups, stews or purees, the vitamins and minerals linger on. Boiling food with a little water means you can avoid losses of vital vitamins and miraculous minerals.
Steaming is ideal to preserve nutrients to the maximum, because no water is used, and few calories are added. Vegetables, pasta, rice or fish are excellent steamed foods.
To cook faster you can use a pressure cooker; cooking at high temperatures means vitamins and minerals are not lost. Ideal for stewed meats.
Frying is best done with a lot of oil and with lots of heat. Olive oil is much better as it resists more high temperatures, ensuring you give the food the chance to drain off the excess fat.
Cooking on the grill is also a very healthy way to cook, always with the minimum slap of oil. Ideal for meat, fish and vegetables, but be especially careful not to burn food.
Stews and casseroles are ideal for meat and fish, try adding some vegetables and a little oil to avoid excessive fats.
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- There is no better way to cook, you must tailor each product to its best cooking method.