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Half-truth: Microwave cooking Kills Nutrients

Half-truth: Microwave cooking Kills Nutrients

There are claims and counter-claims that cooking vegetables in a microwave oven zaps all the nutrients and renders vegetables worthless. Does microwave oven really kill nutrients? What causes loss of nutrients during cooking? There are three key factors that contribute to the loss of nutrients during cooking of vegetables whether over open fire, by hot plate, gas cooker or microwave oven. If these critical factors are well controlled, losses are minimised and the cooked vegetables deliver high levels of nutrients. Long cooking periods using slow methods leads to high losses while fast, short cooking periods… Continue reading →

Food Storage

Food Storage

It has been a grueling three weeks. Last month, I cut down on the food budget, and instead used this money for other purposes, assuming I would get paid dues owed to me. Unfortunately, the outstanding debt went unpaid, which meant our normal foods storage was in deficit. I am lucky to have several mama mboga’s who are not only friends, but speak one of my local lingos. I come from mixed parentage, so I play it to my advantage depending on the situation. Where I live, tribe helps in such situations. I can use tribe to… Continue reading →

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