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Description:This side dish consists of a very simple, yet very nutritious recipe including onion, cilantro, olive oil, and a touch of sea salt to taste.

Today, onions are used in a variety of dishes and rank sixth among the world's leading vegetable crops. Onions not only provide flavor; they also provide health-promoting phytochemicals, as well as nutrients.
“Populations with diets rich in fruits and vegetables have a substantially lower risk for many types of cancer. In 1991, the National Cancer Institute and the Produce for Better Health Foundation launched a program to encourage eating at least five servings of fruits and vegetables daily. Although public awareness of the "5 A Day" message has increased, only approximately 36% of persons in the United States aged greater than or equal to 2 years achieved the daily goal of five or more servings of fruits and vegetables (28). A diet rich in fruits and vegetables that provide vitamins, antioxidants (including carotenoids), other phytochemicals, and fiber is associated with additional health benefits, including decreased risk for cardiovascular disease.”

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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Mary Anne Fenley
Creation Date:2007
Photo Credit:James Gathany
CDC – MMWR Weekly: Achievements in Public Health, 1900-1999: Safer and Healthier Foods, October 15, 1999 /48(40);905-913
CDC – Nutrition for Everyone: Food Groups
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