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  • 01 Sep - 07 Sep, 2018
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Coleslaw (from the Dutch term ‘koolsla’ meaning 'cabbage salad'), also known as cole slaw or slaw, is a salad consisting primarily of finely-shredded raw cabbage with a salad dressing, commonly either vinaigrette or mayonnaise. It may be served as a side dish, and is offered by most fast food chains. Raw cabbage is the only entirely consistent ingredient in coleslaw around the world; the type of cabbage, dressing, and added ingredients vary widely. Coleslaws can be a light crunchy blend of julienne or grated vegetables tossed in vinaigrette, or shredded vegetables with nonfat Greek yogurt combined with spices and herbs.

It is generally eaten as a side dish with foods such as fried chicken and barbecued meats and may be accompanied by French fries or potato salad as another side dish. It also may be used as one of the sandwich fillings. Coleslaw has an extremely low glycemic index (cabbage 10) and glycemic load (cabbage 0.58) and is rich in fiber. A 100g serving of coleslaw provides approximately 152 calorie; 10g of fat, 1g of protein, 129mg of potassium, 15g of carbohydrates, 4mg of cholesterol and 203mg of sodium.