ImageAccording to researchers at Purdue University, the nutrients in your salad ingredients (your fruits and veggies) will be better absorbed when paired with full-fat dressing (like Salad Girl Organic Salad Dressings) as opposed to low-fat or fat-free versions.  Dressings containing polyunsaturated fats and saturated fats require more grams of fat (therefore more calories) to absorb the same nutrients as lower amounts of monounsaturated fats (therefore fewer calories).  Monounsaturated fat-rich dressings, such as dressing containing canola and olive oil are mentioned in the article (Salad Girl high oleic, organic sunflower oil fits this category too), as providing good absorption of nutrients at a lower fat content making these dressings a good option for those folks watching their calories and wanting the biggest nutrient “punch” from their salads.

For more information on the study check out the link below to an article that appeared in last month’s Science Daily:

STUDY: NO-FAT, LOW-FAT DRESSINGS DON’T GET MOST NUTRIENTS OUT OF SALADS

Information provided by Pam Powell and Sarah Baron Sullivan