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Are You Getting Five A Day?

by 5m Editor
14 February 2006, at 12:00am

UK - The five-a-day logo is to start appearing on recipe books and leaflets produced by the British Pig Executive (BPEX).

British Pig Executive

The Department of Health has granted a licence for the use of the logo - the first time this type of publication promoting recipes in which fruit or vegetables are not the main ingredient have been authorised to carry the logo.

The logo will be used across a number of BPEX recipe booklets to denote the pork recipes that contain at least one of the recommended daily portions (80g) of fruit or vegetables.

BPEX foodservice trade manger, Tony Goodger, said: "We support the need for consumers to eat a variety of at least five portions of fruit and vegetables per day as part of a healthy, balanced diet.

"This is reflected in our recipe development work. In addition, all of the recipes developed for foodservice on behalf of BPEX contain no additional salt or sugar and no unnecessary fat."

Nowadays, lean pork generally contains less than 4% fat, of which 50% is unsaturated. In addition, pork is a great source of protein, vitamins and minerals - all essential for healthy growing bodies.

Source: BPEX - 14th February 2006

5m Editor