What is the value of salads in the diet of Australians?

Now in recent years Australian supermarkets have offered an increasing range of pre-cut salad and vegetable mixes. Often a salad dressing is included in the packet, giving consumers control over the presentation and the calorie content of the meal. The range of offerings is increasing all the time, as consumers send the message that they value the convenience of a tear open bag. Why has this category of food taken off and what is the value of salads in the diet of contemporary Australians?  Liane Colwell, a Gastronomer and nutrition commentator discussed this and more on the Daily. 

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