PRESERVATION OF NUTRITIONAL CONTENTS OF FOOD IS VERY IMPORTANT.
It is very important, most especially in the rural area. The awareness of preserving food nutritional content in all aspects of food preservation, cooking and processing.
Ordinarily, after cooking, when the pot is left on the heat of the charcoal stove or hot plate that has been off, because of the volatility of some nutrients and vitamins, it will easily be destroyed. There is need to be careful when applying heat e.g roasting, grilling, toasting, baking, blanching etc. so as to retain all the nutritional content of the food products that is essential for the development of growth of the body.
Most rural area and even urban areas lack this knowledge and it is one of the major causes of malnutrition or nutritional deficiencies.