June 12 is International Falafel Day

Great what a day to celebrate. yuppieeee

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Today’s 5 Falafel Facts
more at http://www.falafelday.com

1. What is falafel made of?

Falafel is made of soaked chickpeas, garlic, coriander, cumin, salt and pepper. It is served in a pita bread with hummus, Iraqi fried eggplant, french fries and anything of your choice.

2. The origin of the Falafel

There is a long going debate of where did falafel originated from. One of the theories suggests that it was invented about thousand years ago in Egypt, others say that its origin dates back to Ancient India or Pharaonic Egypt. No matter what the theories say, the fact is that falafel is one of the favourite dishes in the Middle East.

3. Falafel is high in nutrition

Falafel is high in protein, fiber and complex carbohydrates. Chickpeas are low in fat and contains no cholesterol. And so many nutrients – iron, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium, zinc, copper, manganese, vitamin C, thiamine…

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