In addition to decreasing the amount of fat in a dish, salsa can also increase the amount of......?


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Hi there! Salsa can be quite healthy when prepared the right way.

Decreasing fat in a dish?

Salsa will only do this if it is used in replacement of a sauce containing more fat, such as a creamy tomato sauce. If it is just added to a sauce containing, say 15g of fat, it will still contain 15g of fat, but just decrease the fat percentage.

Salsa can increase the amount of...

As I said, salsa can be healthy when prepared in a certain way. Therefore, salsa could increase the amount of vitamin C and fibre, as homemade salsas contain fresh fruit and vegetables such as tomatoes and onions.

Doritos Salsa? You might want to think again...

Salsa which is shop-bought is often heavily processed and has added ingredients to preserve it. This means that salsa often has a lot of salt and calories in it. So in this case, salsa can increase the amount of salt and calories in a dish. Watch out!

You might want to watch this video on how to make a fresh salsa - one without all the added salt!

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