Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

Share your favorite recipes with us.

Moderators: Mini Forklift Ⓥ, C.O., Richard, robert, SyrLinus

Message
Author
wrestler
Rabbit
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:08 am

Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

#1 Postby wrestler » Sat Sep 03, 2011 9:15 am

1) I pressure cook my lentils. It saves time. Quite often, lentils get slightly overcooked that they become mushy sort of. Do the proteins get altered in quality /quantity , when cooked in this way ?

2) Also, if i cook 100 gram lentils (raw weight) in a pressure cooker & consume the entire amount in one sitting, do i get in 22-25 grams proteins. (Data everywhere says that 22-25 grams proteins are present in 100 grams raw weight of lentils).

Kindly clear these doubts . Thanks in advance !!
Personal Best @ body weight = 92 kg.

Squat - 180 kg - 7 reps.
Bench - 100 kg - 6 reps.
Dead lift - 110 kg - 6 reps.

Cut down my bulk. Now adding lean muscle, not bulking heavily...

User avatar
Odidnetne
Stegosaurus
Posts: 3899
Age: 31
Joined: Sun Oct 16, 2005 4:05 pm
Location: Austin, TX

Re: Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

#2 Postby Odidnetne » Sat Sep 03, 2011 11:17 am

I pressure cook all of my beans except for lentils (I find they don't seem to save that much time in the PC, but that's just me). As for them destroying proteins, I don't really know about that. I can't really imagine it altering them anymore than straight boiling would, as it's not that much higher of a temperature, and because you're still only using water (as opposed to vegetable oils, coal/some other charring method), I can't really imagine undesirable compounds forming while they cook. I say keep pressure cooking. :)
www.facebook.com/OhDid

"Look at what a green thumb this guy has, he just throws plants in water and they root!"
- A good friend talking about my basil cuttings

wrestler
Rabbit
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:08 am

Re: Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

#3 Postby wrestler » Wed Sep 07, 2011 11:14 am

Odidnetne wrote:I pressure cook all of my beans except for lentils (I find they don't seem to save that much time in the PC, but that's just me). As for them destroying proteins, I don't really know about that. I can't really imagine it altering them anymore than straight boiling would, as it's not that much higher of a temperature, and because you're still only using water (as opposed to vegetable oils, coal/some other charring method), I can't really imagine undesirable compounds forming while they cook. I say keep pressure cooking. :)



Ya Odid, i too think that pressure cooking using minimum water ( not too much) shud not be forming any new compounds, denaturing proteins etc ... Hope so :)
Personal Best @ body weight = 92 kg.

Squat - 180 kg - 7 reps.
Bench - 100 kg - 6 reps.
Dead lift - 110 kg - 6 reps.

Cut down my bulk. Now adding lean muscle, not bulking heavily...

User avatar
Belle.le.disko
Rabbit
Posts: 35
Age: 34
Joined: Sat Oct 15, 2011 12:16 pm
Location: Atlanta, GA

Re: Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

#4 Postby Belle.le.disko » Sun Oct 16, 2011 8:10 pm

I have read that microwaves reduce protein bc they slightly change the shape of proteins. I have never read nor heard this about pressure cookers. I think you good. :)
* * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * *
The only job where you start at the top, is digging a hole.
- Anonymous

wrestler
Rabbit
Posts: 19
Joined: Sat Aug 27, 2011 12:08 am

Re: Pressure Cooking destroys proteins?

#5 Postby wrestler » Sun Nov 06, 2011 4:26 am

Belle.le.disko wrote:I have read that microwaves reduce protein bc they slightly change the shape of proteins. I have never read nor heard this about pressure cookers. I think you good. :)



ya, microwave denatures proteins - i have read thus.
& pressure cooking doesnot destroy proteins in any way. I have confirmed it.

Tx to all who have replied.
Personal Best @ body weight = 92 kg.

Squat - 180 kg - 7 reps.
Bench - 100 kg - 6 reps.
Dead lift - 110 kg - 6 reps.

Cut down my bulk. Now adding lean muscle, not bulking heavily...


Return to “Vegan Recipes”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 5 guests