What is the Effect of Pressure Cooking on Nutrition?

By EatingWell Editors

We consulted an expert to find out more about the pros and cons of pressure cooking and nutrition.

"there is a myth that gastric trouble is due to cooking rice by pressure it true? "

This is helpful -- thank you. I think another benefit of pressure cooking is that I am more likely to cook lentils, for example, from dry beans rather than buy them canned. My hunch is that pressure cooked lentils at home are probably better nutritionally than lentils from a can that may be contaminated by the plastic coating on the inside of the can (if there is one).


04/23/2010 - 4:09pm

Thank you, found the answer very helpful


09/07/2014 - 9:00am

Canned lentils were probably pressure canned.

Are there any real studies comparing the results
from different cooking methods on identical foods?


05/19/2015 - 9:18pm

 Because of the extreme high amounts of heat, i am not comfortable cooking in the pressure cooker, which could burst if ALL the steam is not let out before opening.  I switched to cooking in MEC pure-clay that i got  from MEC (online) . When made in these inert, 100% natural clay pots they are evenly cooked, moist, delicious and nutritious.-- one of the best pots for cooking beans/lentils  


06/12/2015 - 12:05pm

there is a myth that gastric trouble is due to cooking rice by pressure it true?


06/22/2015 - 12:50am

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