Nutrition and gastronomy in the Community of Navarra Academic Article uri icon

abstract

  • Introduction:Introduction: Navarra is a Community that presents a great geographical and climatic variety, which results in a wide food supply. Objectives: to review the typical gastronomy of Navarra, as well as the available evidence on dietary patterns, nutritional profile and health indicators of Navarra population. Results: Navarra has 7 Protected Designations of Origin and 6 Protected Geographical Indications. Its gastronomic identity is mainly associated with vegetables, lamb, veal and local sausages, which is reflected in dietary patterns. Comparatively, Navarra population consumes more vegetables and fresh fruits, but also has a frequent and excessive intake of meat (especially red) and sausages. The studies available on nutritional profile show high intakes of proteins and fats in the adult population, and inadequacy in some micronutrients in children. In the national context, Navarra has lower rates of overweight, obesity and sedentariness in the adult population, and there is a downward trend in the prevalence of childhood obesity. Conclusions: the food and gastronomic offer of Navarra is varied and with a great prominence of vegetables, although dietary patterns can be improved. To achieve a healthy and sustainable diet, it is essential to promote culinary knowledge and skills from an early age.

publication date

  • 2019