Steam-cooked food is healthy, as steam
retains much of the
nutrients in the food.
With traditional cooking, it is possible to overcook the food.
In such a case, the food would be less tasty. More
importantly, vitamins in the food will be lost.
shown that cooking
through boiling preserves only 75% of vitamin C in the food, as
vitamin C dissolves in water. In contrast, steaming preserves
Another potential problem with the traditional way of cooking is
burning of the food. With steam cooking, these two issues can
be handled without difficulty.
Research findings further reveal that steaming also better retains
antioxidants. These are supplied by vegetables like carrots,
broccoli and spinach.
From rice idlis to rava idlis, ottu shavige or home-made rice noodles
kozhukattais or kadabus, a variety of
food can be prepared through steam cooking.