Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Quebec and Vermont
It really depends specifically which nutrients you are talking about. Yes, the water you boiled them in will come some of the nutrients, but some simply aren't as useable after being cooked, while others are more easily absorbed. Really, if you're getting moderate quantities of all of them in any form, you are unlikely to develop vitamin deficiencies. I wouldn't worry about it too much. Sometimes I eat them raw, sometimes I eat stew that's been slow cooked for hours... I'm still alive and well :P
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