1. Ranch dressing is traditionally made of buttermilk, mayonnaise, garlic salt and black pepper.
2. The earliest known recipe for ranch dressing was published in the newspaper “The Arizona Republic” on July 11th 1964 by a Phoenix family called the Campbells who had been making it since 1953 when they moved from New York state to Arizona.
3. There are many different variations of ranch dressing available today including fat-free, low fat, reduced sodium and organic varieties as well as versions with bacon bits or green onions added for extra flavor! It’s loaded with calories and fat.
A typical ranch dressing packet contains 200-400 calories and 11 grams of fat!
The average adult needs to consume around 200-2500 calories a day, so that is about one-third of the total daily intake in just one teaspoon or a tablespoon of this delicious condiment.
No worries – most brands offer lactose-free versions for those who suffer from milk allergies and sensitivities. Be careful what you put it on though as some foods such as salad dressings will make your symptoms worse if they contain dairy products like mayonnaise or sour cream.
Read labels carefully when choosing where to drizzle this tasty dip next time you’re out at a restaurant.