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Which Broccoli Is Better: Raw or Cooked?

By Fiona Kenny, R.D., March/April 2009

We all know to eat our veggies—but does cooking do in the nutrients?


READER'S COMMENT:
"I have just been told from a fanatical health food person that raw broccoli is so bad for human consumption it is better cooked. Apparently it affects thyroid health!!! Is this correct!!! "
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Our school secretary is starting a petition to change our school lunch menu from having cooked to
raw broccoli. It will be interesting to see the response to her drive.

Mr. P., Anchorage, Alaska

Anonymous

04/01/2013 - 2:31pm

I really hope this is a success. Benefits from raw foods are vast. Unfortunately, probably won't happen because of potential contaminated food issues. (Ecoli and salmonella for example)
Please report back how it goes!

Anonymous

08/07/2013 - 11:01am

I have just been told from a fanatical health food person that raw broccoli is so bad for human consumption it is better cooked. Apparently it affects thyroid health!!! Is this correct!!!

Anonymous

10/11/2014 - 8:43am



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