Choose the most nutritionally rich foods from each food group
California Raisins – The FUNdamental Fruit
The FUNdamentals – Tracking Your Nutrient Needs with California Raisins
The USDA MyPyramid at www.mypyramid.gov can help you choose foods in amounts that are right for you depending on your age, sex, and level of physical activity.
For a 2,000-calorie diet, you are encouraged to
Consume 2 cups of fruit and 2 1/2 cups vegetables everyday
Choose a variety of fruits and vegetables from all 5 vegetable groups everyday
Consume 3 or more ounce-equivalents of whole-grain products everyday
Consume 3 cups of fat-free or low-fat milk or equivalent milk products everyday
Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension, the DASH Diet, recommends 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables along with low-fat diary foods and whole grains to help reduce and prevent hypertension.
California Raisins in Every Food Group
Each serving of raisins (1/4 cup or 40 grams) provides important antioxidants, fiber, and potassium. California raisins add this nutrition, along with flavor and texture to preparations in many of the food groups.
Commenting on the reopening of Roland Passot’s La Folie last year, Michael Bauer, San Francisco Chronicle Restaurant Critic, noted that “the most dramatic change was in Passot’s reinvigorated cooking.” Long admired by the late Julia Child for his refined California spin on traditional French cuisine, Passot was also credited with a “California sensibility” and some ” humor in his repertoire.” Reinforcing the notion that four-star food doesn’t have to be treated like a sacrament, Chef Passot saturates his menu with foie gras and accommodates the growing number of vegetarians with a Vegetable Lover’s Menu while sprinkling California raisins throughout his highly rated selections.
Recipe of the Month – Maui Onions Stuffed with Curried Raisin Couscous