How to Get More Nutrients from Food in a Survival Situation

How to Get More Nutrients from Food in a Survival Situation
How to Get More Nutrients from Food in a Survival Situation

In a survival situation, what is the best way to cook food and get the most nutrients?

• Fry it
• Boil it
• Sun dry
• Roast it

Answer: Boil It

The best way to cook food and get the most nutrients out of it is by boiling it. Here’s why…

Boiling food allows you to create a broth you can drink to get the much needed nutrients you’ll need in a survival situation. The only set back to this cooking method is that you have to be prepared for it and must have the right gear on-hand like a metal container, cup or bowl to boil clean water and make a broth.

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Another advantage of boiling food is that you make it safe to eat by killing bacteria in the water that can potentially make you sick.

Frying
Frying your food is another cooking method you can use. It’s a better method than boiling mainly because you don’t need any equipment. But it also means you don’t get the most nutrients out of your food. Simply place your food on clean hot rocks set over a fire and cook.

Roasting Food
This method is probably the most widely used. Place your food at the end of sharp stick and hold it over a fire. While it may seem simple enough, it does require you to watch your food leaving you unable to do other tasks.

You have to make sure the stick is strong enough so that it doesn’t burn or break. The last you want is your food to fall into the fire.

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Sun Dry Food
Sun drying your food will take days for it to become edible. This method should be used as a last resort. The time it takes really depends on what type of food it is. While it’s a method of cooking food, it’s really a long-term solution that may not be the answer in a survival situation.

Selecting which cooking method to use will ultimately come down to how well you’re prepared and the survival gear on hand. Remember, the best thing you can do is to be prepared and understand different methods of cooking food.

~To Your Survival!