Herbs and spices: a way to increase the vegetable consumption in adolescents?

May 15, 2018
Sébastien Bouley

This study investigated barriers to vegetable intake at a rural public high school. They evaluated whether new vegetable recipes using herbs and spices would increase liking and preference for vegetables served to adolescents at this school. It has been shown that:

  • Students reported taste and cooking method as important for school vegetables.
  • Lack of vegetable recipes was a barrier to successful school vegetable preparation.
  • Herbs and spices increased high school students’ liking for several vegetables.
  • Most seasoned vegetable recipes were preferred to recipes with oil and salt alone.

To know more about this study, you can watch the full document.

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