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Does Microwaving Food Destroy Its Vitamins?

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Many people avoid using microwave ovens, fearing how it changes the molecular structure of your food, but studies have some evidence that may surprise you. Hosted by: Olivia Gordon Head to https://scishowfinds.com/ for hand selected artifacts of the universe! ---------- Support SciShow by becoming a patron on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/scishow ---------- Dooblydoo thanks go to the following Patreon supporters: Lazarus G, Sam Lutfi, Nicholas Smith, D.A. Noe, سلطان الخليفي, Piya Shedden, KatieMarie Magnone, Scott Satovsky Jr, Charles Southerland, Patrick D. Ashmore, Tim Curwick, charles george, Kevin Bealer, Chris Peters ---------- Looking for SciShow elsewhere on the internet? Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/scishow Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/scishow Tumblr: http://scishow.tumblr.com Instagram: http://instagram.com/thescishow ---------- Sources: https://www.health.harvard.edu/staying-healthy/microwave-cooking-and-nutrition https://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/doees-reheating-leftovers-kill-vitamins https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308814604001517 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2722699/ https://www.quora.com/Why-doesnt-a-microwave-heat-the-air-inside-it http://www.vitamins-nutrition.org/vitamins/body-produce-vitamins.html https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408397609527213 https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/cooking-nutrient-content#section4 https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/10408398209527340#.UlcNh2RVBdo https://www.scientificamerican.com/article/bring-science-homes-soap-microwave/ Images: http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-steaming-broccoli-in-strainer/128956210 http://www.thinkstockphotos.com/image/stock-photo-the-microwave-oven-is-warm-burger-with-cheese/492741172
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Will Someone (18 часов назад)
They're Lying to you Again. Microwaving destroys their "nano-tec" that they put in your air food & water. It also destroys the nano tech in your body if you stand close enough to the microwave. Yes it does damage the food & is slightly harmful to humans... But the main reason they want you to stop microwaving your food is so their nano tec can be used via their black box under lock & key at the utility & the smart meter on the side of your house that integrates the nano tech that settles in your brain to their Ai computer that reads, manipulates & controls this nano tech in your brain & body using RF on your ground & neutral wires in your house. They've turned your house into a giant lab using your 3-wire electrical system incorporating everything that is connected via cord & plug including cell phones tv's cpus even fridgerators dryers & dishwashers
chris taylor (2 дня назад)
Love the info but 1 question? When microwaving food is the food pasteurized also?
Edward Chan (1 месяц назад)
Can't stop laughing at "It makes popcorn" XD
Crimson Twins (2 месяца назад)
If you want to die from cancer, please keep using the microwave, and keep eating popcorn because that is super healthy! More hot pockets please!!
Identical [GD] (1 месяц назад)
Crimson Twins I am too lazy to correct you so research on google instead
Identical [GD] (1 месяц назад)
Crimson Twins popcorn is not healthy but please PLEASE research on microwaves before typing this pathetic comment
future technology (2 месяца назад)
"And it makes popcorn, too", wow when did you became so cute?
Miss Kobi (2 месяца назад)
I think you're forgetting to mention the radiation it emits (and you consume) that is life threatening. No thanks
Identical [GD] (1 месяц назад)
Miss Kobi please research on google
Nolan Thiessen (2 месяца назад)
You do not consume the radiation. That's not how it works.
Carle9 (3 месяца назад)
If microwaves are so safe, then why does microwaved water kill house plants?
Nolan Thiessen (2 месяца назад)
It doesn't. That's a lie.
Steven (3 месяца назад)
I would place a 100$ bet that this girl is a hardcore Bernie Bro.
IdlePit (3 месяца назад)
Thanks blew my face off looks for the heating coils in my oven.... Turns out it's a gas cooker
darksabath94 (3 месяца назад)
What about breastmilk? I know in Australia at least the official recommendations from the Australian Breastfeeding Association are to never microwave expressed breast milk as it destroys the nutrients, but if it is time dependent as stated in this video, then the alternative of heating the bottle in boiling water on the stove would have a worse outcome.
Nolan Thiessen (2 месяца назад)
Microwaves heat food very quickly and slightly unevenly. So you can get some milk that's 80C and some that's 20C. Mixing brings the average to what you want it. Slower warming using hot water allows it to heat slower than it can mix so it is a more uniform heating. That means that no parts of the milk get hot enough to denature the protein.
renge9909 (3 месяца назад)
Correct.... but I believe that's why people tend to warm breast milk, like running it under warm water, or immersing it in lightly heated water. You don't directly boil or microwave it, but you can use a separate container of water to mildly heat it.
Jintaro Kensei (3 месяца назад)
Yeah sure they are better. That's why everything I stick in there turns into mush. Thanks but no thanks.
InHumano XY (3 месяца назад)
Olivia Gordon my sweet Olivia, beautiful as always!
king james488 (3 месяца назад)
I don't like the idea of irradiating my food.
Identical [GD] (1 месяц назад)
king james488 please research on google
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
Smart. Wouldn't want those pesky little photons touching your food.
king james488 (3 месяца назад)
maybe I eat in the dark.
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
Your food is 'irradiated' all the time by light hitting it.
Dopamine (3 месяца назад)
Of course the least palatable version is the healthiest...
notsew00 (3 месяца назад)
who the heck researched this episode, microwaves do not heat up the center of the food with the outside, thats partially common sense and was proven by the mythbusters years ago
MrChocoJon (3 месяца назад)
And it makes popcorn too <3 😄
akupehsluarketatAR (3 месяца назад)
Roses are red Violets are blue When your food turns bad Microwave!
Erick Gomez (3 месяца назад)
Question: why do i sneeze when going in or out of a place with a very different temperature? Example: It's hot/cold outside and as soon as a few seconds out i sneeze
Tanerman300 (3 месяца назад)
Ok, I have a question on this.... Does it change the molecular structure of nutrients?
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Tanerman300 heat changes the molecular structure of nutrients. Don't burn your food, and don't overcook it.
Pika Kenny (3 месяца назад)
who is funding this crap. Microwaves destroy your food. Do your own research you will be amazed what you find out.
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
The first link makes a LOT of claims without any evidence to back it up. They do cite a few studies but always for tangential claims that have nothing to do with their main argument. Claims like "These dangerous compounds harm the body in many ways" offer absolutely no firm claim or evidence. Then they say that only their product can somehow re-calibrate the EMF in your house to be more harmonious(?). Seriously, the vehicle adapter is literally just a $100 12V USB adapter that I can get for $1. Really? Geopathic stress zones? Get outa here. The second link goes directly against your claims. As per their conclusion: "However, to date, with the exception of high-power microwave radiation, which has widely established hazardous effects, the biological effects of microwaves remain controversial. In epidemiology, there is no conclusive evidence showing that microwaves have carcinogenic effects. Concurrently, the discovery that microwaves have positive biological effects has presented new challenges for research and applications in this field." The third link cites a study that found there are lethal effects of high levels of microwaves. But those levels were far above the mandated standards. Almost like the government standards are based in science... Fourth link has literally one 'reference' where they say 'what we write is for entertainment purposes and not health claims'. Okay, yes. You can make a microwave weapon. But he physics of exposure and the necessary energy required to weaponize it makes it such that you can't really create a weapon in practice. It's just completely different from a microwave oven. I could make a bomb out of sodium and water. But you need both to live. The last link is just absurd. I thought you would at least link me to some semi-scientific sources rather than this drivel.
Pika Kenny (3 месяца назад)
https://www.safespaceprotection.com/news-and-info/microwave-oven-dangers/ https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5607572/ http://magdahavas.com/pick-of-the-week-9-0-95-and-2-45-ghz-most-lethal-microwave-frequencies/ https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.globalhealingcenter.com/natural-health/why-you-should-never-microwave-your-food/amp/ https://www.nature.com/news/microwave-weapons-wasted-energy-1.11396 https://thetruthaboutcancer.com/are-microwaves-safe/ just a few for you
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
Please provide a citation.
mayo8511 (3 месяца назад)
You don't NEED to to eat carbohydrates and your body CAN make its own if needed.
Polo Solo (3 месяца назад)
This is too one-sided. I would like to hear the pros AND cons of microwaving.
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
They did say the cons - it lowers the nutritional value of food a little bit.
Existenceisillusion (3 месяца назад)
"heat energy"? So heat is a type of energy?
OZGUR KARATAS (4 месяца назад)
Huh it's pretty misleading to consider vitamins and nutrients in microwaving. Think about long term effects of short term radiation on your daily food.
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
The changing of nutrients is literally the only negative effect of microwaving food. There is no 'long term effects' on the body. You're literally just heating up the food.
Jeroen Jager (4 месяца назад)
People microwave left over soup? Huh, good to know.
Mel Tee (4 месяца назад)
I've had people tell me that they won't use a microwave because they're scared of the radiation it puts in your food, then they proceed to use their cell phones all day and night.
Salvatore Simone (4 месяца назад)
Isn't the liver capable of turning non carbohydrate materials into sugar as needed through gluconeogenesis?
NPC (4 месяца назад)
Witch!
palacsintaman (4 месяца назад)
Can you guys do another video in the future using more studies including a variety of foods? This video was informative but only looking at a study on broccoli and primarily it's vitamin C levels is not enough for me lol. Thanks
G (4 месяца назад)
Hey I think Jeff nippard 's channel copied you guys on this . Very similar topic featured the next day after this one was posted
Ana quinteros (4 месяца назад)
Microwave are radiations? Isn't that bad? I'm more concern about radiation than the nutrients. Can pregnant women be around the microwave in the kitchen? Where I used to work, some coworkers had to sit near the microwaves ( 2 feet) everyday, is that okay?
Nolan Thiessen (3 месяца назад)
Microwaves are part of the electromagnetic spectrum. They are on the low energy side. Visible light is also 'radiation'.
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Ana quinteros "radiation" comes from the word "radiate" which means to spread out from a central point. The english word was made long before we discovered radioactive materials. It's referring to the fact that microwaves are waves and they spread out from a source. It has nothing to do with radioactivity or the harmful nature of gamma rays. We just happen to call gamma rays radiation because they are also waves that spread out from a source.
INERT (4 месяца назад)
Your voice reminds me of leftover soup.
Varnic98 (4 месяца назад)
I hate your voice tbh
John Smith (4 месяца назад)
As so many people are suffering from scurvy it's interesting to know steaming broccoli is the best method.
Craig Mullen (4 месяца назад)
Wait wait wait let me grab my tin hat
Jesus Chavez (4 месяца назад)
I’m still not using he microwave lol
Kevin O'Brien (4 месяца назад)
Oddly enough, microwave cooking always begins on the outside and only gradually works its way in. This is easily proved by actually microwaving something.
quique6676 (4 месяца назад)
I've seen stories that say when you boil water on a stove, let it cool, and then water a plant regularly with it, the plant is fine. But if you boil water in a microwave, let it cool, and water a plant regularly with it, the plant will die. Is this true/why? Can you film that experiment for an episode?
quique6676 (4 месяца назад)
Nevermind lol...some quick googling answered that! Not real!
Amira betts (4 месяца назад)
For boiling it's called vegetable soup. You might aswell drink it anyway and add flavor and so on too it like if it was an actual soup.
PhantomPhoton (4 месяца назад)
"microwaves go through your whole burrito, so the center reheats at basically the same time as the outside"... and I turned off the video. Not only does this completely mischaracterize and misunderstand how microwave radiation works, but anyone who has ever used a microwave can tell you that it isn't true. In a standard countertop microwave producing radiation in the 2.45 Ghz range, the food itself blocks the radiation after about 1cm of penetration and so the interior of any food thicker than 1cm is heated by conduction in exactly the same way baking or broiling food works.
scienceandmind (4 месяца назад)
could there be a reason certain flavors change (specially in pork and chicken)?
Panduh 13ear (4 месяца назад)
I don't care if microwave saves a bit more nutrient; I'm not eating anymore overly soggy or overly stale pizza.
Panduh 13ear (4 месяца назад)
Actually, I don't think we've ever bought frozen pizza; it's usually take-outs or sometimes homemade.
renge9909 (4 месяца назад)
Well.... it's frozen pizza. You're probably not getting much in the way of nutrients in the first place lol.
kaleb Crossley (4 месяца назад)
This chick sucks !!! Get rid of her !
tuxis (4 месяца назад)
Wtf, carbohydrates are not a compound that we have to eat. You could live just fine without it if you so chose...
renge9909 (4 месяца назад)
In the short term, maybe. I know ketosis is the big fad of the moment. But there's probably a good reason the body prefers carbs to ketones.
Tired_David - Twitch.tv (4 месяца назад)
How much nutritional value do gremlins lose when fully cooked?
deadly phoenix (4 месяца назад)
well, that still doesn't answer which is actually healthier?
Daniella J. (4 месяца назад)
Are the radiation waves from the microwave dangerous if you stand too close?
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Daniella no unless the mesh on your microwave door has a big hole in it
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
No. Microwave ovens are designed to block microwave radiation. There is a legal allowable amount of radiation that can leak, but it's far lower than is dangerous.
Jaky Mo (4 месяца назад)
So you want to tell me that microwaving food is healthier? My life... is... a LIE!!!
Jaky Mo (3 месяца назад)
Pixl Rainbow true true
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Jaky Mo microwaving food can be healthier if you put healthier ingredients in the food
Captain Raz (4 месяца назад)
So, its actually the opposite of what people say? Cool.
Steve C (4 месяца назад)
thank science. I was really worried my favorite cooking method was gonna be bad...
#1 Tako (4 месяца назад)
Didn't the mythbusters disprove the theory that microwaves cook food from the inside out but from the outside in?
pippo spano (4 месяца назад)
there are so many people screaming their heads off about mw ovens being so amazingly safe and convenient, and describing people who don't want to use them as clueless laughable morons, it starts to sound suspicious. the mere fact that i have no ways to check how much radiation actually leaks out of those things, each time i use them, is a powerful deal breaker for me. also i am not acccustomed to eating junk crap like frozen pizza and processed foods and don't want the taste and texture of my excellent stuff being ruined. then to each one his own.
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
pippo spano just point the damn microwave in the opposite direction and the leaking radiation is no longer a problem
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
There was a Reddit post just yesterday where a person used a pretty expensive RF detector to look at his microwave. https://www.reddit.com/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/8xu89b/why_my_microwave_makes_me_lose_wifi_connection/ In the comments he said that he measured the emitted microwaves to be -60dB, which is equivalent to 0.000000001W of radiation. That's a TINY amount.
renge9909 (4 месяца назад)
Skepticism can be healthy. I believe there are ways to measure radiation leakage using DIY methods, but I've not had a chance to try them out. I mostly use the microwave to boil water. Don't really feel like waiting for the stove to make it boil when I'm just making a cup of tea for myself, you know? I just wouldn't press myself up against the glass or anything. Though if you're worried about the microwave, there's reason to be concerned about cell phones too, as well as routers.
Nisha Dr R (4 месяца назад)
I am worried of the radiation that enters the food...does it effect us who eat it?
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Nisha Dr R the term "radiation" literally just means that energy was moved across space without the need for a medium. It has nothing to do with "radioactive".
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
No it does not. Once the microwave are absorbed by the water they are transformed into heat. There is nothing bad left behind.
svvitchio (4 месяца назад)
I thank you kind madam, for validating my lazyiness.
Emilee SO (4 месяца назад)
I wish I could tell my dad this so we could get a microwave.... but he doesn't believe in science
mobspeak (4 месяца назад)
What is this?
Ronnie Halonen (4 месяца назад)
Oh, no.... :/
Jan Gambler (4 месяца назад)
Alright, time to microwave some broccoli as movie snack.
Ray Gromer (4 месяца назад)
Also, don't put metal in the science oven.
Armuotas (4 месяца назад)
The problem I encountered with microwaves (and certain other appliances) is "radiation". First is that people talk about "electromagnetic" and "ionising" radiations as if it's the same thing. And second is that they don't understand the concepts of interference, resonance, inverse square law, and amplitudes in general. The lady I know doesn't want a Wi-Fi station nowhere near her room because of radio waves. Who cares that it's 40.000 times less in intesity than microwave. Anyway, it's all a consequence of "I never liked Physics in school".
Sergio Bobillier (4 месяца назад)
Thanks for keep getting rid of false myths about the micro-wave ovens.
Jadin Andrews (4 месяца назад)
My bosses wife thinks she can 'hear' microwave radiation, especially from WiFi and Cell Phones. I told her to stick her head in the microwave oven to see if the sound went away since it's basically a Faraday cage. I was joking, but she didn't detect my sarcasm. She did it anyway, and the sound didn't go away. I'm pretty sure she's a little crazy, or she has a bad case of tinnitus.
HappyChildrenTV (4 месяца назад)
Good to know that microwave is not a bad radiation device like some people tell you.
That Kro Kro Bird (4 месяца назад)
Is nutrition lost the longer you take to consume the food??? If you blend a bunch of veggies and fruit to make a smoothie does it lose its nutritional content the longer it sits in the refrigerator?
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
Yes. That's why frozen veggies are actually usually more nutritious than store bought. Frozen veggies are frozen ASAP after picking whereas the veggies in the produce section have been slowly dying for days or weeks.
TheOriginalMakaaka (4 месяца назад)
Microwaving does less damage than boiling however the fact that they are heated from the inside out is important because different things have their most important parts in different locations. Some nutrition breaks down with heat and might not break down in other forms of cooking because they are protected by insulation however with microwaves they have no insulation and so you have to be careful about how you position food on the plate and how long you expose them to X power level.
Ross Ebner (4 месяца назад)
My parents wouldn't let me stand in front of a microwave because they thought it would lead to sterilization.
RogerWazup007 (4 месяца назад)
What does it mean she says that waves are changing electric and magnetic fields?
RogerWazup007 (3 месяца назад)
Ah, thanks.
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
RogerWazup007 imagine a pool of water. When there is a disturbance, waves spread out from the source. If you look at the cross section of the wave, you will see that there are sections which are lower than the natural water level and sections which are higher. These sections move forward through the water surface, and if you were you put a floater you would see that it would move up and down on the spot as the waves passed under it. EM waves consist of wave of magnetic field perpendicular to a wave of electric field. The "dips" in the waves being regions of field in one polarity and the "peaks" being regions which have a field in the opposite polarity, and the "height/depth" of any point on the wave being the strength of the field. When you pick a stationary point and look at the EM waves passing through it, you would see the field strength and polarity going up and down like a floater moves up and down on a water surface with ripples.
Drake Dragon (4 месяца назад)
Time to make popcorn.
Medokn (4 месяца назад)
Who toucha my spaghett
The D (4 месяца назад)
Nope. I stop watching as soon as I see she's on the video. Sorry. Nothing personal. I just don't like how she narrates the videos. Do you really think they can't find someone else?
Social Experiment (4 месяца назад)
sooo what about the other things? iron? protein? all the other vitamins?
Jason (4 месяца назад)
This specific information is great for me to present to my father. He is absolutely sure that to microwave broccoli (so thank you so so much for using that study about ... broccoli!) is going to ruin the nutritional value of the food. To say it does not in the way he believes will be a nice way to wake him up in ... like 2 hours.
Strawberry Avalanche (4 месяца назад)
Olivia is super cute gosh dang
demiurgo (4 месяца назад)
You have improved, girl.
Follow many Favorite few (4 месяца назад)
I steam my veggies. #SteamTeam
Bailey Rodgers (4 месяца назад)
I hate how microwaves makes food soggy though
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Bailey Rodgers it's not the microwave beams, it's actually that the microwave oven is sealed for safety reasons (you don't want a that energy to get out where it could wreck electronics and people) and steam can't get out so it condenses on the food.
davewave1982 (4 месяца назад)
I love your presentations and the content is scientifically sound. May I make a suggestion as someone who presents before a large audience too: find a way to balance your hand movements with your other hand and the rest of your body so that it becomes more natural and less distracting. Otherwise keep it up.
John Smith (4 месяца назад)
So the device in your kitchen that scientifically illiterate Sprouts shoppers fear the most, is actually on their side?
SgtSupaman (4 месяца назад)
Can't touch the outside of my food without burning myself while the inside is still frozen solid...but the center is reheating the same as the outside, huh?
Corn Kopp (4 месяца назад)
You boil it, then use the water to make broth
ResiDoom (4 месяца назад)
And actually.....>.<
holly grace (4 месяца назад)
Ridiculously educating, I liked this episode!
Kyle Bridenstine (4 месяца назад)
Get rid of that disgusting thing on your nose.
AmazingSpots of cities (4 месяца назад)
This is biased to the max !!!!!! microwaved food are often cooked already . so they lost the vitamins in that process and using microwave to warm it up . it will lose it even more.
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
AmazingSpots of cities you know you can cook raw foods in a microwave, it's just hard to come up with recipes that can utilize the microwave properly
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
In science we usually try to keep everything the same except one variable. In this case that is method of heating. This has nothing to do with pre-heating factors. Obviously if a food is precooked or it is a different kind of food that will have an impact on the nutrition. That's not what this video is looking at. It is simply looking at - if you have one thing to heat up, what method is best, and are there harms to the microwave.
Carlos Maldonado (4 месяца назад)
I think a frozen burrito would disagree with this findings but ok good to know 👍🏻
Rudy Ortiz (4 месяца назад)
Is it me or does Olivia look sun burned
Maximus Meridius (4 месяца назад)
Haven't used a microwave in 3 years. Not a single time.
Maximus Meridius (4 месяца назад)
Amy Carter Just don't like it, it's easier without it to be honest.
Amy Carter (4 месяца назад)
how come
Ollie Williams (4 месяца назад)
This made me so hungry
popertop (4 месяца назад)
Another great thing about microwaving broccoli, is you can use a bowl and an ounce or two of water and a covering (like a paper plate or other microwave-safe cover) to steam it. About 3 mins of steaming will still leave plenty of nutrients, though you should also be eating raw vegetables as well for their nutrient content
Carlos Paz (4 месяца назад)
Get prettier.
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
Get kinder.
User17 (4 месяца назад)
Ehm, but how do you cook broccoli in a microwave?
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
I use a little water in a bowl, put in broccoli, and cover. Put on for 3(ish) mins. Tada - perfectly steamed broccoli.
Lyfiz Payne (4 месяца назад)
AHA! microwaves ARE good for you! Not for your electronics, though.
TheBobBrom (4 месяца назад)
Ok but why does it make food taste blander
TheBobBrom (4 месяца назад)
Nolan Thiessen Probably the Mailard reactions I don't know if you've ever put kidneys in the microwave but even if they're fresh they zap the flavour right out of them.
Nolan Thiessen (4 месяца назад)
Probably because we use microwaves to reheat food that has already been cooked or has been sitting for days - meaning a lot of chemicals have broken down already or bacteria have started growing. That, and other cooking methods usually create Maillard Reactions which are delicious.
Devin Cory (4 месяца назад)
My mom is VERY against microwaves for this exact reason. I should send this to her.
lordelliott42 (4 месяца назад)
1:01 "...the center reheats at basically the same time as the outside." Lies. :)
Draco04 (4 месяца назад)
Cup of noodles get a bad name but they are the cornerstone to a nutritional breakfast. Lol
DontMockMySmock (4 месяца назад)
Microwaves do NOT heat food evenly on both the outside and inside, as you suggest here. That's clearly false to anyone who's cooked a thing in the microwave and had it be colder on the inside. Like, for example, if you're defrosting meat on high power, it's still frozen on the inside when it starts cooking on the outside, so you have to go slow on low power (to give the heat time to move inwards) and break it apart as much as possible. This all happens because the microwaves are absorbed on the surface before they can get to the middle of the food. Physicists talk about a material's "skin depth" to a certain frequency of light, which IIRC for most foods in a microwave is like 1/2 to 1 centimeter or so. (Don't quote me on that, though.)
greebleClown (4 месяца назад)
Glad to know my 1980s microwave cookbooks are still good. :)
wizbit66 (4 месяца назад)
Why don't i want a tattoo, do i need to reassess my life? I don't have a microwave either **sigh**
Patrick (4 месяца назад)
But why does microwaved food taste so bad? It really changes the taste and texture...
Pixl Rainbow (3 месяца назад)
Patrick because the recipe is not suitable for microwaves. You don't boil chicken nuggets in a pot, do you?

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