At Campbell Canada we are very proud of our heritage in vegetables – delivering goodness to Canadians year-round. More than 60 of our products contain at least one full serving of vegetables, making it easier to enjoy the 7 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables recommended by Canada’s Food Guide.
Whole grains are an important part of a healthy diet. In fact, Canada’s Food Guide recommends that half of all grains eaten on a daily basis should be whole grain. That’s why we’re always looking for new ways to add whole grains into our new food offerings.
Whole grains are made up of of all three parts of the kernel of the grain– the bran, germ and endosperm – all of which contain valuable nutrients such as B vitamins (thiamin, riboflavin, folic acid, and niacin), minerals (magnesium, selenium, copper, and iron), vitamin E, protein and fibre.* Examples of whole grains include wheat, brown rice, corns, oats, and barley.
* Canada’s Food Guide – http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/fn-an/nutrition/whole-grain-entiers-eng.php
What is a serving of grain products?
Canada’s Food Guide recommends adults between the ages of 19 and 50 eat 6 to 8 servings of grain products each day – half of which should be whole grains. Although that may sound like a lot, one serving isn't as large as you may think. Follow these simple guidelines below to help you visualize what it means.
- 1 slice (35 g) bread or 1⁄2 bagel (45 g)
- 1⁄2 pita (35 g) or 1⁄2 tortilla (35 g)
- 125 mL (1⁄2 cup) cooked rice, pasta, or couscous
- 30 g cold cereal or 175 mL (3⁄4 cup) hot cereal
Canada’s Food Guide recommends making at least half of your grain products whole grain each day.