Roles of Brands in Enhancing Health & Well-Being
Commitment to Make Nutritious Food Accessible & Affordable
Knorr believes that wholesome, nutritious food should be accessible and affordable to all, but unfortunately, that is not a reality for everyone today in America. That is why Knorr is passionate to ensure all Americans can create balanced meals they feel good about. Whether it is creating high-quality products, offering simple chef-developed recipes, or supporting organizations and initiatives that provide access to healthy foods, Knorr remains committed to its long history of making good food available to everyone.
Back in 2003, we began our pioneering Nutrition Enhancement Program to minimize nutrients of concern in our products, such as salt and sugar. We formalized this in 2010 as part of the Unilever Sustainable Living Plan (USLP). With this, Knorr has been on a journey for the past decade to reduce sodium across its portfolio. For further information please see our infographic. (PDF | 2MB)
Using the Knorr ‘Sides to Center’ approach, making balanced meals for you and your family is easy. Add vegetables and lean or plant-based protein to Knorr Sides and you can create delicious and nutritious meals while also helping to increase the intake of essential nutrients such as Potassium, Vitamin A, Vitamin C and Fiber.
To further encourage these nutritious meals, the Knorr website offers a wide variety of delicious recipes using an assortment of our products that can easily be searched on the recipe page. This includes our ‘Better-For-You’ Recipes that promote positive food groups with at least ½ cup of veggies per serving with less than 600 mg of sodium per serving in addition to limiting saturated fat & sugar.
Knorr is proud to partner with organizations that share a commitment to help provide access to good, affordable food. To learn more, click here.
Lipton is one of the most trusted tea brands in the U.S. with a diverse portfolio that offers something for everyone, whether you are looking for a cup of green, black, or herbal tea! Tea dates back thousands of years and is the most widely consumed beverage in the world next to water. In addition to being as hydrating as water, unsweetened brewed green or black tea provides naturally occurring compounds called flavonoids, and delivers lower levels of caffeine relative to other caffeinated beverages (up to 50mg/cup).
Flavonoids have long been associated with health benefits, including heart health with green or black tea being one of the best contributors of flavonoids in the diet. Based on daily consumption of 2-3 cups of unsweetened brewed green or black tea (between 200-500mg of flavonoids) as part of a diet consistent with dietary guidelines, drinking unsweetened Lipton green or black tea every day can help support a healthy heart.
To better understand the benefits associated with drinking unsweetened green or black tea, Unilever has sponsored research (PDF | 8MB) to continue to advance the knowledge about tea and its impact on health.
Promoting Essential Fats with Hellmann’s
The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend shifting food choices from those high in saturated fats to those high in polyunsaturated and monounsaturated fats. Hellmann’s products can be part of an overall balanced and healthy diet as they are made with plant-derived oils with monounsaturated and polyunsaturated fatty acids with essential fats, such as omega- 3 fatty acids*. Hellmann’s offers a variety of options to meet the dietary & lifestyle preferences of everyone whether you are looking for gluten free, dairy-free, organic or vegan.
Although many may associate mayonnaise with sandwiches, it can be a great ingredient to use in a variety of recipes to help increase your intake of nutritious food groups like vegetables, lean protein, seafood, beans/legumes and/or whole grains. Whether you are looking for a salad, dip, salad dressing, appetizer or juicy chicken or fish recipe, Hellmann’s has you covered. For inspiration, on our Recipe search page, you can search recipes by a variety of types such as our Better-For-You, Gluten Free and Sensible Sodium.
*Real Mayonnaise contains 680mg ALA per serving, which is 43% of the 1.6g Daily Value of ALA, 10g fat and 1.5g saturated fat.
Light Mayonnaise contains 220mg ALA per serving, which is 14% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA, 3.5g fat and 0.5g saturated fat.
Avocado Oil Mayonnaise Dressing contains 320mg of ALA per serving, which is 20% of the 1.6g Daily Value for ALA, 7g fat and 1g saturated fat.
Canola Cholesterol Free Mayonnaise contains 310mg ALA per serving, which is 19% of the 1.6g Daily Value of ALA, 4g fat and 0g saturated fat.