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Goya Offers Tasty and Healthy Recipes

Food choices for holiday gatherings can be challenging for Latinos with diabetes.  It is not easy to find dishes that are diabetic-friendly and that keep in line with diabetic nutritional guidelines.  Goya Foods’ Mexican Nopalitos Salad is an ideal and healthy dish to complement a turkey dinner while also adding a bit of tradition to any holiday feast.
Goya in partnership with the American Diabetes Association (ADA) is creating newly revised recipes to be more appropriate for people with diabetes.  As part of Goya’s sponsorship of the ADA’s Latino outreach program, “Por Tu Familia”, ("For Your Family") these recipes will be available online.  Por Tu Familia is the ADA's community-based outreach campaign that brings information about the seriousness of diabetes and the importance of a healthy lifestyle to the Latino community.

Just in time for holidays the Goya Mexican Nopalitos Salad recipe is ready with additional recipes in the Por Tu Familia and Goya websites.

Approximately 2.5 million Hispanic/Latino Americans over the age of 20 have diabetes and are at increased risk for serious complications such as heart attack, stroke, kidney disease, blindness, and amputations.

“Goya is excited to offer healthy options to our community that suffers disproportionately from diabetes,” said Evelio Fernandez, Goya Vice President and General Manager.  “Offering healthy choices is a natural progression for Goya Foods and is in keeping with our commitment to producing the best-tasting, highest quality food for our customers.”  The Latin American food leader has developed alternatives for health-conscious consumers, such as low-sodium beans and low-sodium seasonings. These new offerings complement Goya’s premier, heart-healthy Olive Oil which the company has produced since its inception in 1936 and, which has been rated as a “best overall” by a leading consumer publication.

Goya’s diabetic-friendly line of products includes: Organic Beans, Low-sodium Beans, Adobo Light, Olive Oil, and Sazón Natural y Completo (no salt added).  For more information about Goya Foods and more recipes, visit:


ABOUT GOYA: Founded in 1936, Goya Foods, Inc. is America’s largest Hispanic-owned food company, and has established itself as the leader in Latin American food and condiments. Goya manufactures packages and distributes over 1,500 high-quality food products from the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America. Goya products have their roots in the culinary traditions of Hispanic communities around the world; their combination of authentic ingredients, robust seasonings and convenient preparation make them ideal for every taste and every table. For more information on Goya Foods, please visit