Is An Air Fryer Actually Healthy?
Air Fryers have had a serious moment these past couple of years, with many swearing by them for tasty fried food made healthy. So are there any health benefits to air frying?
What is air frying?
Air-fryers are convection ovens that can be plugged in on your kitchen countertop, making them a useful appliance for many. It can effectively produce the texture of deep-fried and shallow-fried food without the oil. It can also cook your desired foods very quickly, which is another big factor in its steadily increasing popularity.
What are the benefits of air frying food?
- It can retain more nutrients in foods than deep frying in oil. Key vitamins like vitamin C and K can be preserved more, meaning that foods that are air-fried will have more nutritional value.
- Air fried food is lower in fat — particularly in saturated fat. It cooks food through fat droplets in the air of the convection, rather than submerging in oil as deep frying does. As a result, it is much lower in fat than deep frying.
- It is lower in calories. Air-frying foods that are typically deep-fried can lower the calorie content.
Are air-fryers worth it?
Your kitchen may already be packed with different nifty appliances, but you should maybe consider making room for an air fryer if you love your food crispy, quick and healthier. It is important to note, though, that you should get a bigger air fryer depending on how many people are in your household; smaller and cheaper ones can be of great quality but might not have enough room to cook enough food for everyone!
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by Toni Olukiran
Toni is one of our lovely Content Marketing Assistants, and when she’s not writing posts about everything from Jamaican cooking to vegan champagne, she’s making a Spotify playlist (she was at 200, at her last count) or playing tennis in the park.