You may have always thought that it’s better to eat raw vegetables, right? In many cases, however, you might have to change your mind.
You might have been told that vegetables should be eaten raw or undercooked, to prevent them from losing their nutrients. The reasons for this lie in the belief that heat tends to destroy part of the substances that make plants so healthy. In particular, this is a very common belief when it comes to carrots, delicious vegetables represented, in popular iconography, by a cute rabbit that nibbles industrial quantities.
And who are we to present this cute rabbit with a nice plate of sautéed carrots? Here we aim to dispel some of the urban legends that concern vegetables. Because even though raw carrots are good for you, cooked ones might be even better, even if this is one of the most difficult culinary myths to digest. To understand the reasons for this shocking revelation, you need to learn something more scientific about carrots.