Why Do We Need to Cook Food?

Answer

Food needs to be cooked for it to be tasty, palatable and easy to digest and kill the pathogens which are found in raw food. The heat used in the cooking of food kills the germs most commonly found in uncooked meat. Food which has been cooked will release more nutritional benefits hence making the vitamins, minerals and nutrients available for the body.
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