What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

What is wrong with this product: Solestado Muffuletta Olive Salad?

Nothing but the misleading name. Naming it Olive pickles rather than a salad would make more sense due to its pickle characteristics. It doesn’t make much sense to have a serving size of 2 tablespoons for a salad!

NutriPledge Food Rating:

Per our food rating system (Food Coach) this product seems to have these healthy qualities:

  • Low in calories per serving
  • A healthy balance of fat
  • Contain zero trans fats and saturated fat
  • Low in carbohydrates and added sugars
  • A healthy balance of food additives
  • No artificial flavor or colors

However, this product is rated as a Red Dot, watch-out food due to being high in sodium and low in fiber. Food Coach recommends no more than 115 mg sodium per 100-125 calories on a general healthy diet. A high sodium diet is believed to increase blood pressure, which is a known factor for heart disease and stroke. Similarly, a diet rich in fiber is essential for keeping the digestive system healthy and to reducing the risk of heart problems, diabetes, and obesity. Food Coach recommends at least 1.4 grams of fiber (5% of daily value) per 100-125 calories on a general healthy diet.

Dietitian Nutritionist Recommendation:

This great product can be used as a healthy, flavorful condiment to whole-grain pasta salads, whole-grain sandwiches, etc. Do not add any extra salt to the food due to its already high sodium. Try this 30-minute healthy delicious Penne Pasta Salad that I prepared using olestado Muffuletta Olive SaladFood Coach



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