Don’t Lose The Nutrients in Fruits & Vegetables!

We all know that fruits and vegetables are PACKED full of all that good-for-you nutrition! These nutrients are an essential part of a healthy diet. Clean and cook your produce in the best possible way to retain as many nutrients as possible! Here’s How:

– High temperatures and long cooking times can destroy heat-sensitive nutrients like folate and vitamin C

– Clean thick-skinned fruits and vegetables with a soft brush under running water. Soaking produce may cause some nutrients to dissolve in the water.

– Steam vegetables instead of boiling in water. Boiling causes many nutrients to leach out into the water – and then you dump them down the drain! Instead, steam your vegetables or save the water after boiling for use in soups, stews, and sauces – just freeze it until ready to use!

– Microwave your vegetables – quick cooking times helps prevent the heat-sensitive nutrients from breaking down.

– Buy often. The longer you keep some of your fresh fruits & vegetables, the more likely some nutrients will begin to break down.

Remember – eat a wide variety of fruits and vegetables to get the widest range of nutrients!

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