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    Default Overcooked veg

    So I've been wondering this for a while, you know how they say if you over cook vegetables, you lose the nutrients?

    So I know that is correct when boiling vegetables in water and then throwing the water away.

    But what about if you add veg to say, a casserole? Do the nutrients get destroyed or do they just leave the veg and go Into the gravy?

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    A bit of both I would think.

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    I think it depends on the veggie! Some of the ones that are not heat resistant will dissolve their enzymes and antioxidants but water soluble vitamins like vitamin c and b will go into the broth/gravy which is great

    Tomatoes , carrots and beans ( all legumes) are better for you cooked longer but from memory broccoli , cauliflower and spinach are better for you with a shorter cooking time

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