Décor & Gardening
All steamed up for perfect results
Society is now more conscious about living a healthier lifestyle than ever before. Diet forms a big part of that, and steam ovens are fast becoming a must-have item in every kitchen because they allow one to prepare delicious and healthy meals quickly and conveniently.
We caught up with Marcia de Jager from Miele, to find out a bit more about the benefits of using a steam oven.
– Health benefits
– The steam allows the food to cook in its own juice, minimising the loss of nutrients, colour, flavour an texture.
– Consuming less calories because there is no need for cooking with oil or fat. This means lighter and healthier meals.
– Through steam cooking, veggies stay as close to their raw state as possible. This preserves their colour, flavour and fibre content.
– Steaming ensures that vitamins and minerals such as vitamin B, riboflavin, calcium, potassium, and others are retained.
– Safety features
Steam generation can be very dangerous, as a result, it is essential to select a steam oven that allows steam to be gently released from the cooking compartment before the end of the cooking process. This will allow you to take the food out of the oven safely.