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29 September 2017

Steaming fish is better than boiling it

If you are concerned about harmful chemicals that might be present in fresh fish, steaming the fish is better than boiling it. That’s the conclusion drawn by Spanish scientists who found that certain biotoxins which are harmful to various bodily organs are transferred into water used for cooking fish. Their experiments show that steaming freshwater fish for over two minutes lowers the concentration of the toxic compound cylindrospermopsin by as much as 26%, whereas boiling only reduces it by 18%, exposing anyone eating the fish to a greater risk.

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