Everything you need to know about mayonnaise salad dressings
Salads are very healthy. And you can’t argue with that. We are encouraged to eat five servings of fruits and vegetables daily, including salads. After all, they are an important source of vitamins, minerals, antioxidants and fiber, and are also just delicious food.
Agree, few people eat salad without dressing. Everyone has different taste preferences, but as a rule, spices, salt, vegetable oil, sauces, mayonnaise or ready-made salad dressings are added to salads.
The benefits of mayonnaise dressings
As people become more aware of healthy eating, their desire to eat foods and ingredients that are low in fat, sugar, or salt increases. We often talk to our customers and clients who are looking to eat a healthy, low-fat diet. To the point that they don’t want to add salad dressings or mayonnaise to their salad in order to reduce their fat intake. Logic and ambition may be good. But seeking to reduce calorie intake by eating salad without seasoning is actually depriving people of fantastic health-promoting nutrition. Fat is essential for the absorption of nutrients in the salad. That being said, the dressing makes the salad more interesting and tasty, helping to make it a regular and enjoyable part of the daily diet.
Salads are an excellent source of fat-soluble vitamins A, D, E, K and fat-soluble compounds – carotenoids, natural pigments found in food. They play an important role in the body as powerful antioxidants, from preventing various types of cancer and chronic heart disease to maintaining healthy vision. Therefore, to get the most nutritional benefits from colorful salad ingredients such as peppers, carrots, spinach, and tomatoes, salad should be seasoned with oil or fat-based salad dressing.
Calorie content of mayonnaise dressings
Note that the fat content in salad dressings is less than in sunflower or olive oil, which in our view are associated with a healthy diet. Vegetable oil is 100% fat. And in Olkom salad dressings, the amount of fat is only 57-64%. The same goes for calories. For example, the calorie content of Caesar Style salad dressing (Olkom) is 388 kcal, and that of sunflower oil is 899 kcal.
Another benefit of using salad dressings is portion control. It is difficult to dose vegetable oils by eye, since more is usually poured out of the bottle than necessary. Thicker dressings have to be applied with a spoon, and the main thing here is not to be lazy to count them. We recommend taking the following advice as a rule: it is better to mix the salad with the dressing in small portions, adding the dressing little by little. You will notice that the dressing, carefully distributed among the products, is consumed more economically and does not interrupt the taste of the products. Indeed, for a serving of salad, just one or two tablespoons of the finished dressing are enough.
And finally, regardless of whether you are a lover of “naked” salads with the addition of a few drops of lemon juice or you prefer vegetable oil, or maybe you like to creatively decorate the salad with a small portion of low-calorie dressing, remember: it is important to choose products from trusted manufacturers who are responsible for its product. And then the cooked meals will be a truly healthy source of energy and well-being!
Yogurt Style – we recommend adding it to salads from seafood or early spring vegetables.
Honey-mustard Style – does not contain animal products, therefore it is suitable for lean dishes.
Caesar Style – we recommend serving as a dressing for everyone’s favorite Caesar salad, prepared in different variations: with chicken, fish or shrimps.
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