Is Cabbage better when raw or cooked?

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asked Oct 25, 2022 in Other-Food Drink by KingVegeta (740 points)
Is Cabbage better when raw or cooked?

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answered Oct 25, 2022 by Lizapiza (7,990 points)
Cabbage is better when eaten raw as cooking the cabbage destroys some of the nutrients and vitamins in the cabbage.

When you eat raw cabbage you get more health benefits because you get more nutrients, vitamins and minerals from the raw cabbage.

Cooked cabbage does not contain as many nutrients, vitamins or minerals but it's still healthy.

Boiling or steaming cabbage is the healthiest way to cook cabbage.

You can eat raw cabbage.

Raw cabbage is healthier than cooked cabbage because raw cabbage contains more vitamins, minerals and nutrients than cooked cabbage.

You can add raw cabbage to salads, sandwiches or even just eat the raw cabbage plain.

Cabbage is also healthy cooked and can be added to soups and stews or other dishes that you prefer.

Cabbage is better for you than lettuce as cabbage contains more vitamins and nutrients than lettuce.

Lettuce is healthy as well so by eating both lettuce and cabbage you can increase the amount of nutrients and vitamins you get.

Cabbage and lettuce are similar vegetables although they are not the same.

Lettuce and cabbage are both layered, crunchy, and often green vegetables; however, they belong to separate families.

Lettuce belongs to the Asteraceae family and the Lactuca genus, while cabbage is a part of the Brassicaceae family and the Oleracea species.

Lettuce is a vegetable and not a fruit.

There are many types of lettuce, and they all share the scientific name Lactuca sativa.

The health benefits of lettuce come primarily from its vitamin content.

Lettuce is good for weight loss as lettuce is low in calories but is rich in vitamins and nutrients so you'll feel full when eating lettuce, improve your health and also lose weight.

Salads are also a good weight loss food that is low in calories as long as you don't add a bunch of cheese, meats etc.

The lettuce that is best for salads are watercress, Arugula, Mache, Green leaf Lettuce, Iceberg Lettuce, Romain Lettuce, Red Leaf Lettuce and Butter Lettuce.

The healthiest lettuce for salad is butter lettuce.

The healthiest lettuce is butter lettuce which is also the easiest lettuce to digest.

The lettuce that is easiest to digest is butter lettuce which has a low fiber content.

Butter lettuce is packed with vitamins and nutrients.

It is an excellent source of vitamin A, vitamin C, vitamin K, calcium, and iron, which help fortify bones and fight off inflammatory diseases.

Lettuce can and does make you fart due to the fiber and carbohydrates that the lettuce contains.

However because lettuce is low in carbohydrates the lettuce does not make you fart a lot but you can fart some with eating lettuce.

Lettuce can be cooked just like you would cook cabbage or other leafy greens.

You can cook lettuce by boiling the lettuce, steaming the lettuce and even deep frying the lettuce or frying the lettuce in the skillet.

To prepare and wash lettuce.

Place the lettuce on a clean work surface. Separate the lettuce leaves.
Wash the leaves well in the sink or a large bowl of water. Transfer the leaves to a colander and gently shake to remove water.
Place leaves, in a single layer, on a clean, dry tea towel or paper towel and pat dry.

You should always refrigerate lettuce because after 2 hours of the lettuce sitting out the lettuce can start to wilt and go bad and grow bacteria.

Wrap the lettuce and store the lettuce in the crisper drawer.

You can leave lettuce out of the refrigerator for around two hours at room temperature or a maximum of one hour if the temperature is more than 90 degrees Fahrenheit.

You should refrigerate the lettuce, no matter the type, after two hours of sitting out.

Bagged salad can sit out at room temperature for up to 2 hours.

After 2 hours the bagged salad can and will grow bacteria and should be thrown out.

If not using the bagged salad within 2 hours make sure to refrigerate the bagged salad to prevent spoilage.

Salad does not have to be cold to eat it.

You can eat salad warmed, heated or cold whichever way you prefer.

You can eat heated lettuce.

Heating lettuce and eating heated or warmed lettuce is safe and nothing is harmful about the heated lettuce or even heated salads.

It is OK to eat warm salad.

Salad can be eaten cold or heated up although most people eat cold or room temperature salads there's nothing wrong with heating up salad and eating it warm instead of cold.

Salad can be cooked and lettuce and salad can be microwaved without any health effects or any damage to the microwave.

It is safe to eat microwaved lettuce.

Microwaving lettuce will not harm the lettuce or cause any health issues when you eat it.

Some studies even show that microwaving can help retain the nutrition in vegetables such as lettuce because they can cook faster than their conventional counterparts.

So, yes, it is safe to microwave lettuce and vegetables in general, and it won't damage your microwave either.

You don't need to cover food in the microwave when cooking.

However covering the food in the microwave when cooking is recommended for best results.

Because the heat circulates when cooking the food in the microwave.

keeping food covered lightly helps ensure that the food heats and reheats evenly, doesn't overcook and tastes better.

Yes you can microwave salad dressing to heat it up.

Just place the salad dressing in a microwave safe bowl or container and heat it for 30 seconds or so until it's warmed up.

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