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Old 08-16-2009, 08:15 AM   #1
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I'm new to vegetables

Canned vegetables are supposed to have less nutrients than frozen vegetables, but I can eat canned vegetables straight out of the can, frozen vegetables will probably lose most of their nutrients when I boil them, right? What is best?

P.S.- Obviously I know that vegetables from the grocery are better, but lets make believe they are not available.

 
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Re: I'm new to vegetables

If you don't have any problem with fiber, you could try eating raw veggies: grated carrots or beets, lettuce, sprouts..., cucumber, radishes, and so forth. If fiber irritates your tract, eat these veggies in the middle of your meal.

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Re: I'm new to vegetables

Trymester,

Ok, so just between canned and frozen...One of the leading downfalls of canned vegetables is the amount of sodium that can be used in the canning process. If you use canned veggies, look for low soium, or sodium free. Do not use the water they are canned in, drain and steam in fresh water.

For frozen veggies, use a steamer basket, for best results. Boiling them can really take the life out of them.

Bon Appetit'

P.S. go fresh, go salad

 
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Re: I'm new to vegetables

Its easy to find "No Salt" canned vegetables, but not as easy to find "No Salt" frozen veggies. I don't use the water that's in the can. I don't boil the veggies either though. I thought that they could be eaten straight from the can. Maybe I will looked into steaming them somehow.

 
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Re: I'm new to vegetables

I use the steamer basket, have you seen one of those before? They are typically round metal baskets with little legs that you sit inside a pot of boiling water. They work great, and have other varieties for use in the microwave. If you can eat them right out of the can, that is fine too!

 
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Re: I'm new to vegetables

Steaming is for fresh or frozen vegetables...not canned. They can be eaten straight from the can or heated on the stove or in the mircowave.

 
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