Salad dressings, even those that claim to be healthy, can contain many unhealthy ingredients. For example, in many varieties, even though the front of the label states the salad dressing is made with olive oil, the ingredient list on the back reveals that although olive oil is indeed present, so is soybean oil, corn oil, vegetable oil, or some other variety of inferior oil.
If not organic, most corn and soybean oils are made from genetically modified corn and soy. Additionally, many salad dressings contain additives and artificial flavors or colors. There are very few salad dressings that are perfectly healthy to consume, which is why many people resort to making their own.
Realistically, making salad dressing can be tedious and sometimes it is just easier to grab ready-made dressing from the refrigerator. Well, now there is such of thing as healthy and convenient salad dressing! Bragg makes four varieties of healthy salad dressing: Vinaigrette, Ginger and Sesame, Hawaiian, and Braggberry. All ingredients are organic with no trans fats, preservatives, chemicals, or additives.
For instance the Vinaigrette variety ingredients include: Bragg Organic Apple Cider Vinegar, Bragg Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil, purified water, organic honey, organic garlic, Bragg Liquid Aminos, organic onion, organic black pepper, natural xanthan gum.
Because the oil in Bragg salad dressings is 100% olive oil, the dressing will become hardened when refrigerated. However, it will soften enough to shake and pour when set out at room temperature for just a few minutes.
Bragg salad dressings also make excellent marinades!
For more information, visit the Bragg website.