Eating healthy has never been so easy – or so fast.
The multicooker makes cooking a healthy meal accessible and affordable, and takes less time and energy than unhealthy junk food or throwing frozen pizza in the oven. Roast a chicken in 30 minutes Cook nutrient-packed whole grains like wild rice or barley in 20 minutes Whisk up 1 bowl of bean, lentil-based soup, broth or chili in the same 20 minutes This truly adorable kitchen is the meal-changer that It can help support a healthy diet in the most convenient, time-saving and delicious way possible.
What is a multi cooker?
A kind of hybrid slow pressure cooker, the multi-function cooker is also a rice cooker, steamer, dutch oven, baker, yogurt maker and more. Versatile and easy to use, it is an excellent alternative to other cooking equipment, such as a slow cooker or rice maker, which frees up counter and cabinet space, and saves time while cleaning – just one pot instead of many pots and pans.
Like a pressure cooker, this device heats the liquid inside an airtight seal, causing the pressure inside the saucepan to increase as the liquid boils and turns into steam. With an increase in pressure, the temperature increases. The pot takes about 15 to 20 minutes to firm. At this point, cooking begins at a rate of 70% less than in standard cooking methods. Some dishes require a slow release of pressure after food has been cooked.
Because the multicooker uses very little liquid, has a temperature of no more than 250 F, and cooks very quickly, it preserves more nutrients than many other cooking methods. Cooking of any kind will result in the loss of some nutrients, such as water-soluble vitamins, such as vitamin C, thiamine and folate, but is reduced in foods exposed to the least amount of liquid at the lowest temperature, for the shortest period of time. Research also shows that the availability of other nutrients (such as lycopene in tomatoes and other carotenoids in vegetables such as carrots, spinach, and broccoli) is actually increased. This is because cooking helps break down the cell walls so that they release nutrients and phytochemicals.
Cooking can be stressful. Time, energy, and motivation are common obstacles to getting a healthy meal on the table. Preparing meals with a multicooker can help. A meal with potpourri can be made with healthy ingredients from the freezer, refrigerator, and pantry. Whole grains and healthy legumes — dry or canned — are the perfect combination of fresh, frozen or canned vegetables and lean proteins like chicken or fish.
With a multicooker, the nutrients are retained and the flavors and colors are brighter. Even when there’s enough time to open a few cans and bags of frozen vegetables, your meal can be healthy and satisfying. Once you put the ingredients in the pot and install them, that’s it. Come back when you’re done and make a healthy meal.
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