Edmonton Nutritious Food Basket: Contents

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Milk & Alternatives
Cheese, cheddar, medium
Cheese, mozzarella, partially skim (52% water, ~16.5% M.F.)
Cheese, processed food, cheddar, slices
Milk, partly skimmed, 1% M.F.
Yogurt, less than 2% M.F.

Eggs, grade A, large

Meat, Poultry & Alternatives
Beans, baked, canned in tomato sauce
Beef, ground, lean
Beef, hip, inside round roast
Beef, hip, inside round steak
Chicken, breast, boneless & skinless
Ham, sliced, regular
Lentils, dry
Peanut butter, smooth type, fat, sugar and salt added
Peanuts, dry roasted
Pork, loin, centre chop, bone-in

Fish, sole, frozen
Salmon, sockeye, canned
Tuna, light, canned in water

Orange Vegetables & Fruits
Carrots, raw
Melons, cantaloupe, raw
Peaches, canned halves or slices, juice or water pack
Sweet potato or yam, raw

Dark Green Vegetables
Beans, snap (Italian, green or yellow), frozen
Broccoli, raw
Lettuce, romaine
Peas, green, frozen
Peppers, sweet, green, raw
Vegetables, mixed, frozen

Other Vegetables & Fruits
Apple juice, added vitamin C
Apples, raw
Bananas, raw
Cabbage, raw
Celery, raw
Corn, canned vacuum packed
Cucumber, raw
Grapes, red or green, raw
Lettuce, iceberg, raw
Mushrooms, raw
Onions, cooking, yellow, raw
Orange juice, frozen concentrate
Oranges, raw
Pears, raw
Potatoes, white or red, raw
Raisins, seedless, Sultana or Thompson
Rutabaga or turnip, raw
Strawberries, frozen, unsweetened
Tomatoes, canned, whole
Tomatoes, red, raw
Vegetable Juice Cocktail

Whole Grain Products
Bread, whole wheat
Cereal, bran flakes with raisins
Cereal, oats, quick cooking
Cereal, toasted oats O's
Flour, whole wheat
Pita, whole wheat

Non-whole Grain Products
Bread, white
Buns, hamburger
Cookies, arrowroot
Crackers, saltine, unsalted top
Flour, white, enriched, all purpose
Pasta, spaghetti, enriched
Rice, white, long-grain, parboiled

Unsaturated Oils & Fats
Margarine, tub, non-hydrogenated
Salad dressing, Italian, regular
Vegetable oil, canola

(*) - Based on Health Canada's 2008 National Nutritious Food Basket

Source: Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development, Economics and Competitiveness Division, Statistics and Data Development Branch

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