How to prevent Vitamin loss from Veegtables and Fruits

How to prevent Vitamin loss from Vegetables and Fruits

By Deepalekha Banerjee  on: 30 December 2017
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To prevent losses of natural vitamins from vegetables and fruits try to :

  • Cook vegetables and fruits on steam than boiling
  • If you are cooking vegetables in water, use less amount of water so that there is less wastage and remaining little water can be used as stock in future
  • Prepare meals just before serving them
  • Cook frozen foods without defrosting
  • Prepare salads from freshly cut vegetables to restore vitamin B & C
  • Using copper utensils can cause loss of vitamin C, E & folic acid
  • Always buy fresh vegetables and fruits which can be used within 2-3 days
  • Washing vegetables and fruits for a long time can rinse out vitamin B & C, it is best to wash them under running water using a brush
  • Do not expose milk and dairy products to sunrays. They may lose vitamin A,D & B2
  • Keep food requiring cooling in a fridge (at a constant temperature of 4 degree centigrade)to prevent its going bad. In case of frozen foods, it is best to keepit under temp -18 degree centigrade. Canned and dry foods must be stored in a cool and dry place.
  • Store vegetables, rice, flour in dark containers because sunrays destroy vitamin B2 in them.
  • Avoid continuous reheating of foods
  • Keep skin on the vegetables and fruits as much as possible
  • Cut vegetables into large pieces to reduce surface area
  • Do not use baking soda to retain color
  • Always cook with a cover so that it lessens the cooking time
  • Eat vegetables and fruits raw whenever possible in salads keeping skins on
  • Do not over-cook the vegetables

                                                                             ~ Dt. Deepalekha Banerjee



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