I was reading a dehydrating book and they said the best way to blanch vegetables was in the microwave. The reasoning was that it was the quickest, easiest way. I have never cooked a vegetable in the microwave except for a potato but I have always heard that the microwave changes the food content. Has anyone ever blanched in the microwave? I read one article that said it would dry the vegetable out but if you are planning on dehydrating that would be a step in the same direction. I know you shouldn't make tea in the microwave because the nuker kills the herbal properties. I would assume that it would do the same to vegetables.