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Consumers are throwing a lot of new ingredients into salad bowls these days. Five to 10 years ago, the salad was a side dish, said Jim Wisner, president of the Libertyville, Ill.-based Wisner Marketing Group. Now it's being marketed and utilized by most consumers as a center-plate dish or as a main meal component as much as anything else. All the foodie trends are changing the conception of what a

Consumers are throwing a lot of new ingredients into salad bowls these days.

“Five to 10 years ago, the salad was a side dish,” said Jim Wisner, president of the Libertyville, Ill.-based Wisner Marketing Group. “Now it's being marketed and utilized by most consumers as a center-plate dish or as a main meal component as much as anything else. All the foodie trends are changing the conception of what a salad is. You're going to see a lot more things with fruits and dried fruits and nuts

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