irradiated food

Andrew Erb erba at
Sun Sep 7 09:52:16 EDT 1997

Is it true that irradiating food kills the enzymes which help us digest 
and get nutrients out of food?  Seems like a good reason to grow our own 
or buy food that has not been irradiated.   Is irradiation used on 
vegtables and fruits?  Does overcooking food do the same thing? As I 
understand it lightly cooking vegtables makes nutrients more absorbable.  
Any comments would be appreciated?

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