Late Middle English: from Old French salade, from Provençal salada, based on Latin sal ‘salt.
’The word “salad” comes from the ancient Latin word “sal” for “salt.”
In ancient times, salt was an important ingredient in dressing. You might be surprised to learn that ancient Romans and Greeks enjoyed raw vegetables with sauce. Typically the vegetables would be dressed with vinegar, oil, herbs, and salt.
Salad greens contain Vitamin A, Vitamin C, beta-carotene, calcium, folate, fiber, and phytonutrients (see Table 1). Leafy vegetables are a good choice for a healthful diet because they do not contain cholesterol and are naturally low in calories and sodium.
With the hot summer weather, a cool crisp salad can be the basis for a light and refreshing meal, so prepackaged or homemade, enjoy a salad today.
WE&P by: EZorrillaMc.