Microwave Cooking Helps Maintain Nutritional Value

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Finding healthy and quick recipes to nourish the family is always a challenge, but with Samsung's range of digital appliances, life is made just that bit easier. To start with, the Samsung Microwave Oven does not just reheat food, it boils, bakes, thaws, skewers and makes every day cooking interesting and enjoyable.

 

“The Samsung MW7000K 32L Convection Microwave Oven (MWO) with HotBlast™ technology reduces cooking times by 50%, by blowing powerful hot air through multiple air holes directly onto food so it’s evenly cooked, staying juicy on the inside and crispy on the outside. You can enjoy healthier fried food without a deep fryer. Slim Fry™ technology combines a grill with warm air circulation, so food is cooked crisply inside and out using only a touch of oil. And no greasy pans or splatters,” says Mike van Lier, Samsung Director Consumer Electronics.

 

Most importantly, the microwave oven ensures that your family gets all the nutrition from the food cooked in it. In conventional cooking, much of the nutrition present in the food in the form of Vitamins C and F is lost due to exposure to the atmosphere.

But when you cook in the Samsung Microwave Oven, the food retains all its nutrients. A vacuum tube called a “magnetron” generates microwaves that penetrate the food and agitate the moisture molecules present in the food. This agitation releases heat that spreads to other parts of the food, cooking it evenly, without any loss of nutritional elements. Consequently, you get healthy, oil-free food at almost one-third of the time taken by conventional cooking systems.

The microwave cooks food through microwave rays. Microwave energy penetrates food, heating water, fat and sugar molecules in food, causing the molecules in the food to move rapidly, creating frictional heat. This cooks the food efficiently. The MWO also defrosts and reheats more quickly than the gas stove, saving both energy and time.

Cookware for microwave cooking must allow microwave energy to pass through it for maximum efficiency. For your safety, do not use metal (such as stainless steel, aluminium and copper), wood and paper cookware – microwaves are reflected by metal, and this will cause sparks. Paper and wooden cookware can be burnt after being exposed to microwave rays.

However, these rays permeate ceramic, glass and porcelain (without any metal decoration). Keep in mind that heat-resistant cookware must be used for long-time cooking (over 3 minutes) to prevent the cookware from damage, resulting in melting and getting burnt.

A variation of food is suitable for microwave cooking, including fresh or frozen vegetables, fruit, pasta, rice, grains, beans, fish and meat. Sauces, custard, soups, steamed puddings, preserves and chutneys can be cooked in a Samsung microwave.

 

“Samsung employs its innovations and technology to create what people want and need, making life easier for our customers,” says Mike van Lier, Samsung Director Consumer Electronics.

 

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