Can you cook fresh broccoli in the microwave?

Chef's answer
Here's How to Steam Broccoli in the Microwave: Place chopped broccoli in a microwave-safe bowl and pour 3 tablespoons of water over the top. Cover with a plate and microwave on high for 2 1/2 to 4 minutes, until broccoli is tender. Be careful when you remove the broccoli from the microwave. The steam will be hot!Oct 25, 2017
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Broccoli is a nutrient-packed vegetable that can be eaten safely either raw or cooked. Cooking may enhance the antioxidant activity of broccoli, but it may also reduce its content of certain heat-sensitive nutrients, such as vitamin C and sulforaphane.2 Jul 2020
  • Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket. Set aside.
  • Add enough water to a pot to come up to about 1 inch. Bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • When the water is boiling, carefully place the steamer basket with broccoli into the pot. ...
  • Steam for 5 minutes. ...
  • Once done, remove basket with broccoli.
  • Serve right away.
  • 4 Feb 2020
  • Place broccoli florets in a steamer basket. Set aside.
  • Add enough water to a pot to come up to about 1 inch. Bring it to a boil over medium heat.
  • When the water is boiling, carefully place the steamer basket with broccoli into the pot. ...
  • Steam for 5 minutes. ...
  • Once done, remove basket with broccoli.
  • Serve right away.
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    In general, broccoli is safe to eat, and any side effects are not serious. The most common side effect is gas or bowel irritation, caused by broccoli's high amounts of fiber. "All cruciferous vegetables can make you gassy," Jarzabkowski said.15 Jun 2017
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    In general, broccoli is safe to eat, and any side effects are not serious. The most common side effect is gas or bowel irritation, caused by broccoli's high amounts of fiber. "All cruciferous vegetables can make you gassy," Jarzabkowski said. "But the health benefits outweigh the discomfort."15 Jun 2017
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