7 Unexpected Uses for Your Microwave (Page 5)

Steam Vegetables

4. Steam Vegetables

Put that annoying steamer basket away and cook your veggies in the microwave. Not only is it easier, but it’s better for you. The longer and hotter you cook a food, the more you’ll lose certain heat- and water-sensitive nutrients, especially vitamin C and thiamin ­– a B vitamin. Because microwave cooking often cooks foods more quickly, it can actually help to minimize nutrient losses.

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