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Member Resource: Serving Vegetables Raw vs. Cooked

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How we prepare our food can make a big nutritional impact. We often think eating food raw is best, but that may not always be the case. In fact, in some instances it can be a big myth that fresh is always better. It is true that when we cook veggies we can lose some of the nutrients, but others become available in their place.

This colorful resource breaks down different preparation methods for different vegetables. It describes what nutrients become more available or unavailable depending on if the vegetable is served raw or fresh. Furthermore, it describes other effects of cooking different vegetables versus serving them raw.  Did you know cooking potatoes decreases the gas and bloating from eating the?

Learn all this and more in our Serving Vegetables: Raw vs. Cooked resource.

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