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Roasting Veggies and Nutrition

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Roasting Veggies and Nutrition

Dommy | Nov 19, 2007 08:05 AM

The other half of my internet life is spent on a board dedicated to beauty and fashion (trust me, it's not AS shallow as you might think... LOL!) and recently the girls there have fallen in love with roasting vegetables. All was going fine and well, until someone mentioned the "Caramelization" that occurs when roasting veggies (Wasn't me!!) and with that comes the dreaded image of "SUGAR!!!"

And so now some of the girls are concerned that roasting veggies might take away some of the nutrition from the veggies. I tried to chime in (Eating Roasted Veggies is better than eating none at all), but they still want to know the specifics!

Can any food scientists help me out with this? I know that cooking veggies alone alters some of the nutrition (Good and bad), but is high heat roasting basically killing it and turning it into a sugar bomb like they fear?

--Dommy!

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