Healthier salad dressing is making its way into the pantry and kitchen, thanks to the work of a small group of gardeners and farmers in the United States.
The latest crop is from the University of Texas, and it’s available as a new batch of salad dressing called “Fresh and Easy.”
A batch is about 10 times cheaper than regular salad dressing, and is made from ingredients that can be easily grown indoors.
The USDA recommends using only the freshest and most flavorful ingredients available.
The brand has been gaining popularity since 2013, when it was first launched.
But it has since grown to include other types of salad dressings, including “The Original,” “Soybean-Free,” “Ginger-Free” and “Diet-Friendly” as well as some vegan versions.
“Fresh-and-Easy” contains only fresh, seasonal, and organic ingredients.
(AP Photo/Matt Rourke)Fresh and easy?
“Fresh” is an old word for salad dressing.
A few ingredients are different in each batch.
“The original” is a fresh, low-sodium dressing made from a blend of olive oil, water, garlic and herbs, along with salt and pepper.
“Soya-free” is the name for a combination of olive and soybean oil that doesn’t contain the soybean brine or artificial preservatives.
“Grown in-house” is made of ingredients grown by a farmer or small group working together in a sustainable way.
The other names for this variety of salad are “Low-Sodium” and other names that describe the dressing.
The first “low-sugar” version of the “fresh and easy” dressing, “The Low-Soda” was introduced in 2011.
The new “Fresh & Easy” version uses only the lowest-soda ingredients that have the highest nutritional value and are safe for people who are sensitive to sugars, sodium and calories.
The ingredients that are listed are from the USDA’s nutrient profile, which has been updated for the latest season.
“You’ll get a salad dressing with more nutrients, less sodium and less sugar than your average salad,” says Lisa J. Smith, the president and chief operating officer of the nonprofit group Farm Sanctuary, which is also the parent company of Farm Sanctuary Produce, the salad dressing manufacturer.
“A lot of people have been using it for years, and then you start getting people who’ve never been exposed to it to it and saying, ‘Oh, I can do this with it.'”
Smith says she believes the brand has a huge following.
She and her colleagues have been making the dressing for about a year now, and she expects to sell about 1 million bottles in 2018, or nearly 10% of all the salads sold in the U.S. The company has also found ways to make the dressing even better.
“It’s been very easy to make.
You can get rid of a lot of the preservatives and the preservative-free ingredients, which are very important,” she says.
“There’s also the added benefit of not having to use a lot more pesticides and fertilizers.”
The new batch uses less than 1% of the pesticides and less than 0.5% of other ingredients used in the original, according to Smith.
That makes it cheaper and easier to eat, she says, and the company plans to increase the production of the dressing to make it more affordable and accessible for consumers.
There are a few other changes, including a slight increase in the salt content in the dressing, which should help it hold up better against salt and other preservatives used in home cooking.
(Dairy products are used as a major source of sodium, so a slight reduction in the sodium content should help lower sodium levels in the salad.)
“It is a really good idea to get your salad dressing from the garden, but you can make it with your own ingredients,” Smith says.
If you’re interested in getting started, visit the Farm Sanctuary website for instructions on how to make your own “fresh & easy” salad dressing and other products that are available through the company.