The theory is that when you boil vegetables in water, some of the nutrients are lost in the water, which you discard.
Steaming retains more of the nutrients in the vegetables.
Thank you, Lisa, for sparing your time to answer this question. What if this vegetable cooking water was reserved and then added to homemade soups or sauces with the nutrition benefiting you when you consume them? How do tastes of the two compare?
Steaming your vegetables can help keep essential vitamins and minerals that are just lost in the boiling water and flushed down the drain.
Not only do you lose nutritional value by boiling, you also lose flavor. Actually, when it comes to flavor, better than boiling OR steaming in my opinion is to roast vegetables with just a tiny bit of oil and some salt and pepper.
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