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Do you add veggies before or after the water is boiling? Here's the answer!

Do you add veggies before or after the water is boiling? Here's the answer!
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You should know that there is a proper technique on cooking and boiling vegetables. Many people just toss them in a pot and hope for the best! There is an actually really easy trick that works everytime!

You simply have to ask yourself one question, is the vegetable you want to cook growing above ground or under ground? 

For vegetables that grow above the ground, they should be placed in boiling water. That includes:

  • Corn
  • Peas 
  • Broccoli
  • Cauliflower
  • And so many more

For vegetables that grow under the ground, you should start cooking them in cold water. That includes:

  • Carrots
  • Potatoes
  • Beets
  • Turnips

There is actually a scientific explanation behind this tip! Root vegetables, or veggies that grow under the ground, are usually starchy and these starches have to dissolve in water during the boiling process. That will result in delicious and tender veggies!

On the other hand, if you start non-root veggies in cold water they will become mushy and you might loose a lot of nutriment in the water. That is why the color will likely change to the color of the veggie you are boiling!

Similar thing goes for root vegetables in boiling water, they will likely overcooked and the texture might be grainy. 

It's a simple trick that can really elevate your cooking!

Did you know about this rule? 

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