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What The Health Experts Say About Mediterranean Falafel Meal?

Dr. Walter Willett

“Imagine falafel with a Middle Eastern salad replacing meatballs and spaghetti made with white flour.”

Source: TIME  News

Dr. Walter WillettChair of the department of nutrition at the Harvard School of Public Health
 Peter Zahradka, PhD,

“As a result, FALAFEL can improve bowel function and decrease the absorbance of both cholesterol and simple sugars,” Foods like chickpeas help fill that fiber gap. “Our own research has shown that legumes like CHICKPEAS can actually improve the function of our blood vessels,” Zahradka says. “This makes FALAFEL potentially a very good way of reducing the risk of heart disease, especially if the fat content is kept low through baking.”

Source: SBRC  ,  TIME  & NCBI

Peter Zahradka, PhD, Principal investigator in molecular physiology at the Canadian Centre for Agri-food Research in Health and Medicine
David Katz, MD

So should you eat FALAFEL? “Hell ya!” says David Katz, MD,  in a short but spirited response. “Chickpeas, spices, olive oil. Love it!”

Source: TIME, FACEBOOK, GOOGLE BOOKS 

David Katz, MDDirector of the Yale University Prevention Research Center

What is Mediterranean Falafel?

What is Mediterranean Falafel

Falafel Meal is one of the most famous food in Mediterranean World. If you’ve never had the delicious pita wraps–stuffed with vegetables, chickpeas, you’ve never lived! we just joking. But Falafel isn’t just about being Tasty & Delicious,  it’s also one of the most nutritious food .  depend on the ingredients, there are  many health benefits Falafel meal offer, you will love it health wise & taste wise.

Here are some of the HEALTHY benefits of Mediterranean’s Falafel Meal:

Falafel is a kind of vegetarian food. The word is pronounced /fəˈlɑːfl̩/; Arabic: فلافل Loudspeaker.png falāfil (info • help). In Egyptian and Sudanese Arabic it is called طعمية Ta’miyya, Hebrew: פָלָאפֶל Falafel. Falafel is made from chickpeas or fava beans. Spices are added to these. Falafel is either made into a ball, or a disc, which is then fried. The dish originally came from Egypt.[1] Today, it is a popular form of fast food in the Middle East, where it is also served as a mezze. Source: Wikipedia

Origin of the word

The Arabic word “falafel” (falāfil) may be the plural of فلفل (filfil) ‘pepper’.[2] More relevantly, it is an adjective for fluffy/crunchy things, as in رز مفلفل (roz mfalfel), a kind of cooked rice, and شعر مفلفل (shar’r mfalfel), curly hair. Different spellings in English include felafel andfilafil.

Different ways of serving Falafel

Falafel was originally made with fava beans. When the dish was used more to the north, chickpeas were more common, so they were used instead.[1] The chickpea was used as a food item in the Levant before 4000 BC.[3]

Ingredients

Falafel is made from fava beans or chickpeas or a combination of the two. In Egypt, fava beans are used exclusively. Other variations may contain only chickpeas. This is the case of Palestinians, Yemenite Jews in Jerusalem as well as in Syria and Lebanon. In the Levant, Falafel is generally made only with chickpeas.[6][7] Unlike many other bean patties, in falafel the beans are not cooked before they are used. Instead they are soaked, possibly skinned, then ground, a small quantity of onions,parsley, spices (including cumin), and bicarbonate of soda are added. It is then deep fried at a high temperature. Sesame seeds may be added to the balls before they are fried; this is particularly common when falafel is served as a dish on its own rather than as a sandwich filling.

Recent culinary trends have seen the chickpea falafel have more success than fava bean falafel. Chickpea falafels are served across the Middle East, and have been popularized by expatriates of those countries living abroad. However, fava-bean falafel continue to predominate in Egypt and Sudan and their respective expatriate communities, and Egyptians are fond of deriding chickpea falafel as inferior.[source?]

Variations

Falafel is made from fava beans or chickpeas or a combination of the two. In Egypt, fava beans are used exclusively. Other variations may contain only chickpeas. This is the case of Plaestinians, Yemenite Jews in Jerusalem as well as in Syria and Lebanon. In the Levant, Falafel is generally made only with chickpeas.[6][7] Unlike many other bean patties, in falafel the beans are not cooked before they are used. Instead they are soaked, possibly skinned, then ground, a small quantity of onions,parsley, spices (including cumin), and bicarbonate of soda are added. It is then deep fried at a high temperature. Sesame seeds may be added to the balls before they are fried; this is particularly common when falafel is served as a dish on its own rather than as a sandwich filling.

Recent culinary trends have seen the chickpea falafel have more success than fava bean falafel. Chickpea falafels are served across the Middle East, and have been popularized by expatriates of those countries living abroad. However, fava-bean falafel continue to predominate in Egypt and Sudan and their respective expatriate communities, and Egyptians are fond of deriding chickpea falafel as inferior.[source?]

In Israel small 2 1/2 cm spherical balls are made, while in Egypt and among Palestinians larger patties are shaped with a tablespoon or a special scoop with a lever to release them into the hot oil.

  1.   image02falafel_ballwww.oasisiinternationalmarket.comPita Bread

Mediterranean’s Falafel Meal Benefits

Rich in fiber

Whole wheat is used to make the pita wraps, making them a very nutritious, high fiber form of carbs. You get lots of fiber from the chickpeas, not to mention the delicious vegetables used to fill the Falafel. It’s one of the highest-fiber meals around, making it excellent for promoting healthy digestion!

High In Proteins

Chickpeas are an excellent source of protein, as they are a legume–meaning a good deal of protein and minerals with hardly any fat at all. You’ll find that the whole wheat used to make the pita bread also contains some protein (gluten), and it’s the high protein content that has made pita one of the most popular food choices for vegetarians.

Very Low in Sugar

here are many vegetarian foods that are loaded with sugar, but thankfully falafel is completely free of any sugar. It’s made entirely from vegetables, chick peas, and the pita wraps, none of which contain any sugar. You’ll find that it’s one of the healthiest foods around, not to mention supremely delicious.

Rich In Healthy Fats

Pita does contain SOME fat, particularly when you add that delicious yogurt-based dressing. However, the fat that it contains is all healthy fat. It is completely free of trans fats, low in saturated fat, and rich in the unsaturated fats that your body needs. Definitely the right fat to eat!

Low Calories

Compared to tacos, shawarma, and other similar meals, Falafel is surprisingly low in calories. The chickpeas and veggies inside the wrap are very low-calorie, and only the pita–which is often made from whole wheat flour–contains any significant number of calories.

Beneficial for blood sugar

When we  eat food like hamburgers, pizza, or fries meal,  high-carb foods will be injected in minutes to your blood stream that will have an immediate impact on your blood sugar. With falafel meal, however, there is no energy spike. Instead, thanks to the high fiber content of the ingredients, you receive energy slowly as your body takes long to digest the food.

Boost Of Iron

Iron is a supremely important mineral, as it’s needed by your body to produce red blood cells. Those red blood cells transport food and oxygen around your body, which is why it’s so important to eat more iron-rich foods. Thankfully, chickpeas are rich in the important mineral.

Improve Female Health

Did you know that the chickpeas in your Falafel can help to reduce your risk of breast cancer, reduce hot flashes post-menopause, and even protect your body against osteoporosis? It’s all thanks to the antioxidants called saponins that you can find in chickpeas! SOURCE  PUBMED1 , PUMMED2, NBCI