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6 Reasons To Love Roasted Vegetables

6 Reasons To Love Roasted Vegetables

The irresistible aroma of peppers and potatoes filling the air…it spells comfort and invites you to enjoy a delicious evening with family. But there’s more to roasted veggies than that tantalizing aroma! They are so good for your health, too! I’m listing just a handful of benefits that will have you popping another batch into the oven tonight.

  • Roasting certain vegetables actually increases  the bioavailability of the nutrients in them. For example, you get more carotenoids from carrots if you roast them, rather than steaming or sauteeing them.
  • Cooking vegetables without water leaches fewer nutrients from them. So, if you have a choice between boiling and roasting, opt for the latter!
  • Roasting veggies without oil keeps the calorie count low.
  • It’s really easy to roast vegetables. All you need to do is cut them fairly evenly and make sure they’re not crammed together in the roasting pan.
  • Most importantly, roasted vegetables taste terrific! This cooking technique draws out their natural sweetness. Add to that the aromatic smokiness, and you have the taste buds all a-tingle!
  • Although dry roasting is easy and keeps things oil free, you can add oodles of flavor and glamour to your veggies by coating them with a good quality oil and spiking them with herbs and spices.

Related:
Oven-Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Hazelnut Brown Butter
Roasted Vegetable Tart

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Shubhra Krishan

Writer, editor and journalist Shubhra Krishan is the author of Essential Ayurveda: What it is and what it can do for you (New World Library, 2003), Radiant Body, Restful Mind: A Woman's book of comfort (New World Library, 2004), and The 9 to 5 Yogi: How to feel like a sage while working like a dog (Hay House India, 2011).

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4:30AM PDT on Apr 25, 2013

Thanks

12:40PM PDT on Apr 18, 2013

It's a good an easy way to make a bunch of healthy food! Thanks for tips.

11:50AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

YUMMY!!

9:57AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

good information

7:26AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

thank you

4:37AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Yum.

2:48AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thanks

2:45AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thank you for sharing.

1:25AM PST on Mar 7, 2013

Thank you so much....Love your articles, I never knew some of these reasons!

4:08PM PST on Mar 6, 2013

Thanks.

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