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Vegetables That Taste Better When Cooked Than Raw!

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Vegetables should be a must add on your plate every single day. If you don't have sufficient vegetables to complete your meal, you will experience a lot of health issues.

Consuming vegetables are good for the heart. They also help to boost one's immunity and, at the same time, these vegetables have properties that can even beat cancer and other sicknesses.

Now, here lies the question, "Are raw veggies better than cooked ones?" Well, according to experts, raw vegetables contain less nutrients than cooked ones, especially the vegetables that are mentioned in this list.

It is researched that cooking vegetables can make the cell walls less rigid, which makes it easier to absorb certain nutrients and digest food better.

Vegetables like kale, carrots, spinach and mushroom should be cooked, boiled or steamed. It is when you cook these veggies, will you be able to reap their vast benefits.

So, what are you waiting for? Take a look at some of these healthy veggies that taste better when cooked. All you need to do is to add a pinch of salt and a dash of pepper.



Kale is tastier only when it is cooked. Apart from its taste, the fibre content and the cholesterol-lowering abilities are heightened after cooking, which makes this vegetable all the more worth to be consumed.



Spinach is loaded with calcium, magnesium and iron. When it is cooked, the calcium amount doubles up in just about one serving. On the other hand, it is healthier to consume this vegetable when cooked.



Carrots are highly beneficial when consumed raw. But, when this lovely orange veggie is cooked or boiled, the beta-carotene, which is an antioxidant, gets converted to vitamin A and this is very good for eye health.



Mushrooms have a tough structure that makes them hard to digest. On the other hand, it is necessary to cook this veggie, since it is grown in a not-so-clean environment. Therefore, cooking it will kill all the toxins present in it, making it safe for you to consume and enjoy.



It was always known that tomatoes are better to be consumed raw. However, recent studies have showed that the fruit's amount of cancer-fighting lycopene increases by about 30 per cent after being cooked.



Just like carrots, beets also contain beta-carotene and other vitamins. So, when this veggie is cooked, the vitamins act in the body when consumed, thus aiding to better immunity and other health benefits.



Rich in calcium and vitamin K, broccoli is safe to be consumed and much tastier too, only when it is cooked. The same applies to all the leafy vegetables as well.

Read more about: vegetables, healthy foods, nutrition
Story first published: Thursday, March 3, 2016, 12:30 [IST]
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