5 QUESTIONS FOR THE EXPERT IN NUTRITION
Appetizing and well-balanced, mortadella can be included in a balanced diet. We have discussed it with Giorgio Donegani, expert in Nutrition and Scientific Director of the Italian Association for Food Education. We asked him 5 questions.
“Simple good sense should always be the starting point of food diets. Similar to other food, mortadella has a nutritional value that can be enhanced with different combinations. An excessive intake should be avoided, especially in high-protein diets, typical of some population groups. Having said this, mortadella is perfect as a second course. Combined with bread, possibly whole wheat, and vegetables, able to stimulate bile salts and thus easing digestion, makes it’s a healthy and balanced lunch”.
Scientific Director of the Italian Association for Food Education