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Who Makes Juice By Saving Water from Steamed Vegetables?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 13, 2012 at 4:00 AM

I'm curious, who saves the water from steamed vegetables to drink later? When I steam either kale or collard greens, I tend to throw away the water below the collapsible steamer. I'm thinking, perhaps it's a good idea to save the greenish water to drink later? Isn't this really kale juice? (I get my kale and collard greens in bags which claim to have been triple washed. So I don't wash them and put them straight into the steamer basket.)

Also thinking about doing the same after steaming broccoli, French green beans, and cauliflower. Do you think it's worth saving the water? Any concern that the cruciferous might be strongly goitrogenic when condensed as juice?

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on April 18, 2012
at 06:54 AM

How about the water from boiling cabbage? Would that be of any benefit, as the sulfur smell can be pretty striking.

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:35 PM

They typically season it with pork or just salt it, or turn it into soup :)

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on April 13, 2012
at 05:29 AM

I do this when I steam or boil beets. The water gets bright red and tasty.

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on April 13, 2012
at 05:02 AM

I don't know if it's nutritious or goitrogenic, but I love drinking the veggie water. Yum. Esp kale juice.

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Cool, maybe I should think about fermenting it?

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on April 13, 2012
at 06:40 AM

I thought the same way - to me it is waste to throw away the water you steamed your veggies in. Therefore I always drink it.

Sometimes I use kale, cauliflower or broccoli water, add fresh veggies and/or fruits (for example carrots, ginger, orange) and make a delicious smoothie. Just try it!

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:25 AM

This is called pot liquor in the south.

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on April 13, 2012
at 04:31 AM

Cool, maybe I should think about fermenting it?

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(2301)

on April 13, 2012
at 04:35 PM

They typically season it with pork or just salt it, or turn it into soup :)

3c6b4eed18dc57f746755b698426e7c8

(5147)

on April 18, 2012
at 06:54 AM

How about the water from boiling cabbage? Would that be of any benefit, as the sulfur smell can be pretty striking.

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