Sandridge Food Corp. describes its new Quinoa Salad Base as a great menu addition to “keep product offerings fresh, relevant and satisfying for customers.” The product also has a health halo. It includes quinoa, green lentils, brown lentils and split peas. Sandridge sampled the item at the National Restaurant Association’s recent annual Chicago convention, where it was tossed with fresh parsley and finished with a lemon vinaigrette. Sandridge officials say the salad base is high in fiber with 0g trans fat. It also is gluten-free, vegan, and preservative- and dairy-free. In addition to its health attributes, quinoa is a great meat alternative because of its high protein content—15g of protein in one serving, says   
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