We are learning more every day about the benfits of different vegetables when they are cooked versus raw.
With most vegetables, cooking them can make it easier for our bodies to digest and absorb the nutrients they offer us. It can also make them more enjoyable to eat.
Sometimes, cooking a vegetable, like spinach, can reduce the amount of vitamin C it contains. But since cooking also shrinks the spinach in size, a cup of cooked spinach will have much more nutrients overall than a cup of raw spinach.