Nutritionist warns not to try the boiled broccoli ‘hack’ going viral on TikTok because it strips the vegetable of nutrients
A home cook has gone mega viral on Tik의 톡 for sharing her bizarre ‘hack’ for cooking broccoli but one Australian nutritionist isn’t a fan.
에서 클립, TikToker Stephanie, 영국에서, places the broccoli upside down in a pot of boiling water with the stem sticking out.
Viewers in the comments said her method was wasteful however Australian nutritionist Lyndi Cohen told Kidspot boiling broccoli can strip it of its nutrients.
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A woman has gone viral on TikTok for showing her unusual method for boiling broccoli in a video that has racked up more than 13.3million views
‘Turns out not everyone cooks their broccoli like this,’ she wrote in the video that has amassed a whopping 13.3million views.
Many in the comments were thankful for the fuss-free hack while others found her unorthodox broccoli boiling method to be wasteful.
‘The reason I hate fresh broccoli/cauliflower is the cutting – gets everywhere,’ 한 여자가 말했다.
’38 years old and just learned how to cook broccoli five seconds ago,’ 다른 썼다.
‘The stem is the best part,’ one user said while another exclaimed ‘I am actually appalled at the stem wastage woah.’
‘When you boil it all the goodness goes into the water, it’s best to steam it. Or if you boil it, use the water for something so you get the vitamins,’ a woman noted.
Viewers in the comments said her method was wasteful however Australian nutritionist Lyndi Cohen told Kidspot boiling broccoli can strip it of its nutrients
Ms Cohen said there were healthier ways to cook broccoli to retain its nutrients.
‘I’m not the biggest fan of this hack. If you’ve boiled broccoli that soft that you can cut it with a fork, you have certainly boiled out a bunch of nutrients – like vitamins E, 케이, calcium, and polyphenols too,’ 그녀가 말했다.
‘When you boil broccoli you lose up to 90 per cent of the nutrients, ending up with very nutrient-rich water, which most people throw away.’
She said the stem is not necessarily more nutritious than the florets but that it does contain more fibre and recommended blanching, stir frying, grilling or baking broccoli with olive oil to help your body absorb the nutrients.