Can You Microwave Broccoli?

Question:  Can you microwave broccoli? Can broccoli be microwaved?

Short Answer: Yes. You can definitely steam broccoli in the microwave.

Long Answer:  The majority rules that steaming your broccoli in the microwave is not only possible, it’s the fastest, easiest, and best way to do it.

Nevertheless, in a 2003 study published by The Journal of Scientists Food and Agriculture compared other popular methods for cooking  broccoli and felt microwaving destroyed far more of the good nutrients that you get from eating the healthy vegetable. They felt people should opt to gently steam their broccoli using a steamer basket in order to keep all of the nutrients intact.

Secondly, claims were made that boiling the broccoli in water stripped it of its nutrients including particularly the cancer-fighting ones. These, too, indicated steaming as the nest method. The difference here was the steaming method used was in the…microwave.  How?

Steaming Broccoli In The Microwave

  1. Wash the vegetables thoroughly in hot water.
  2. Dry completely.
  3. Cut into one inch pieces for even cooking.
  4. Fill a large microwave-safe glass bowl with the broccoli florets and add two tablespoons of water.
  5. Cover the bowl with a plate.
  6. Microwave for three minutes.

Broccoli is one of the best vegetables for you. It contains particular fighter nutrients that boosts the livers ability to destroy carcinogens, cancer causing chemicals.  It has a sulphoraphane which provides the human body with significant healthy benefits.

  • Prevents DNA damage
  • Prevents metastatic cancer spread
  • Prevents lymphoma
  • Targets breast cancer stem cells
  • Reduces risk prostate cancer progress
  • Helps the body defend pathogens and pollutants

Finally, the notion is to have broccoli’s nutrients at their fullest strength, we’re being told we have to eat it raw. That is not true. Once you chop it up, let it sit in its raw, chopped form for 40 minutes—no less, no more. After that, then cook. Broccoli will deliver it’s full, healthy benefit if done this way.  Enjoy.

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