Salad dressing, ranch dressing, reduced fat

Fun Facts

  1. Ranch dressing is the most popular salad dressing in the United States, and Hidden Valley Ranch is the original, according to the HV Food Products Co. The dressing — a mixture of buttermilk, herbs and spices — is named for the California ranch where it was created. Today the company makes several variations, but the original remains most popular.
  2. The stated serving size for Hidden Valley Ranch dressing is 2 tablespoons. The salad dressing is sold in various sized bottles, so the amount of servings in a bottle depends on what size you buy. Keep the serving size in mind when dressing your salad and considering its nutritional value. Many people eat food portions that are much larger than the stated serving size, and this has a drastic effect on your daily dietary intake, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reports.
  3. Each 2 tablespoon serving of Hidden Valley Ranch dressing contains 140 calories, and the vast majority of them — 130 — are calories from fat. If you eat a 2,000-calories-per-day diet, each serving of the dressing amounts to 6.5 percent of your daily intake total. A calorie is a unit of measurement for the amount of energy a food contains.

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