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Do you love your microwave? How often do you use your microwave to cook food? Best Food Facts received a question from a reader asking, “Does microwaving your food instead of cooking it in a pan with oil less healthy? Does it change the nutritional value by microwaving it?”

To answer this question, Best Food Facts reached out to expert Alice Henneman, MS, RD. Alice is an Extension Educator of Nutrition, Food Safety and Cooking at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Alice provided a few resources on the topic.


Alice Henneman


Alice Henneman: "Quick cooking in a microwave may actually preserve more nutrient content. It also provides a much quicker cooking time and can preserve nutrients."


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