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Raw vs boiled sprouts: Which is better?

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    Raw vs boiled sprouts: Which is better?

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    What are the advantages and disadvantages of consuming raw versus boiled sprouts? How does the choice between raw and boiled sprouts impact factors such as nutrient retention, digestibility, and the risk of microbial contamination? In making a decision between raw and boiled sprouts, what considerations should individuals, particularly pregnant women, children, and the elderly, take into account for optimal health and safety?

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    sahil saini
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    Raw vs boiled sprouts: Which is better?

    The choice between raw and boiled sprouts depends on various factors.

    1. Mostly it is recommended boiling or cooking sprouts before consumption.

    2. The primary reason is the risk of contamination with microbes like Salmonella and E.Coli during the germination process in moist and humid conditions.

    3.Cooking helps eliminate potential contaminants, reducing the risk of food poisoning.

    4. Boiling or cooking sprouts is advised to increase their digestibility.

    5. Raw sprouts can be challenging for the body to digest and may not be easily absorbed, especially for those with sensitive or weak guts.

    6. Cooking the sprouts helps prevent issues like bloating, abdominal pain, or diarrhea.

    While cooking improves safety and digestibility.


    The only cons is that
    It may lead to a loss of some nutrients, including vitamin C.

    Pregnant women, children, and the elderly should be especially cautious with raw sprout consumption due to the risk of food poisoning and associated health problems.
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