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Do veggies in soups hold their nutritional value?

I'm talking about home-made soups using fresh the time the soup is done the veggies are pretty soft, but I'm wondering if the nutrients are still in there since they boiled out into the broth, does that make sense?


Asked by gramsmom at 2:55 PM on Feb. 22, 2010 in Food & Drink

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  • If you're eating the broth, you're getting it. Some things do cease to exist when they're boiled, but IMO it's still a better option than canned soups. I make all my soups with fresh veggies, or even frozen (frozen don't have to cook as long and they're just as good as fresh).

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:48 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • Yep, the nutrients do end up in the broth.

    Answer by SWasson at 3:02 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • as with any cooking, some nutrients come out, but just end up in the soupy part if that makes sense. It's not like boiled vegetables where it goes into the water you don't actually eat.

    Answer by Anonymous at 3:22 PM on Feb. 22, 2010

  • some will be lost but ithey will leech into the broth.

    Answer by pagirl71 at 7:49 AM on Feb. 23, 2010