Dietitians

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Pan-frying and deep-frying:
According to Cherry, pan-frying or deep-frying is different from steaming or blanching the same ingredients in terms of caloric value and fat content (Table 1). Moreover, most deep-fried foods have a coating of either batter or breadcrumbs, which significantly increases the overall caloric value of...
Congee, Rice Noodles, Egg Noodles and Rice – Enjoy Them and Stay Healthy!
There are many techniques in Chinese cooking, yet the most common methods are pan-frying, stir-frying, deep-frying, blanching/poaching, stewing, simmering, steaming and roasting/grilling. Cooking the same food ingredients using different methods not only creates different flavours and appearances, it...
Ways to prevent nutritional loss at cooking
Full of nutrients as they are, says Verona, certain vegetables, especially cruciferae (e.g. broccoli, cauliflower, Chinese white cabbage, etc.), have fibre that is not easily digestible. They need to be broken down, fermented and absorbed through intestinal enzymes; this process may cause bloating or...
A balanced diet
Each colour of a vegetable contains a unique nutritional component that is essential to our health.As Verona suggests, the more colours of vegetables we eat, the more nutrients we can get from them.“Vegetables contain chemical compounds that affect their colours, scents, flavours and nutrients.For instance,...
Refreshing Summer Gourds for More Nutrients
When summer arrives, so do a great variety of gourds.Wax gourds, cucumbers, bitter gourds and sponge gourds (loofah/luffa) are ideal choices from summer menus.Not only they are appetising for addition to dishes and soups, their colours and crunchiness seemingly cool you in the sultry weather.Verona...