Food - Drink
Why Steamed Corn Is Slightly More Nutritious Than Other Types Of Corn
By LAUREN ROTHMAN
Whether grilled, boiled, sauteed, or roasted, corn is perfect for summertime cookouts and get-togethers. While there are many ways to cook an ear of corn, a quick steaming may be the healthiest way to prepare this staple.
Steaming better preserves this veggie's nutrients when compared to higher-heat methods like boiling or roasting. Boiling, in particular, can destroy corn’s vitamins, but since steaming uses hot water indirectly, it's a great way to preserve corn's nutritional benefits.
Aside from corn, other vegetables such as broccoli, cauliflower, carrots, asparagus, artichokes, zucchini, and green beans are also good when steamed. These vegetables are sturdy and won't get too mushy, and best of all, steaming is quick; it takes only five minutes to steam corn.