Monday, August 25, 2008

Falafel

Falafel is a fried ball or patty made from spiced fava beans and/or chickpeas. Originally from Egypt, falafel is a popular form of fast food in the Middle East, where it is also served as a mezze.


Ingredients

Falafel is made from fava beans or chickpeas or a combination of the two. The Egyptian variation uses fava beans exclusively, while other variations may use only chickpeas as in Palestine, Lebanon, and Syria.

Serving suggestions

Falafel can be served as an appetizer with hummus and tahini, or as a main course. Stuff pita bread with falafel, lettuce, tomatoes, tahini, salt and pepper. As an alternative, falafel can be formed into patties and served like a burger.

Nutrition facts

This is a detailed nutrition label for Falafel which includes vitamins, minerals, fat, carbs
and more.

Serving Size 1 patty (approx 2-1/4" dia) (17 g)

Amount Per Serving
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Calories 60 - Calories from Fat 0
-----------------------% Daily Value*
Total Fat 5g...............6%
Saturated Fat 0g...........2%
Cholesterol 0mg............0%
Sodium 50mg................2%
Total Carbohydrates 6g.....2%
Dietary Fiber 18g..........70%
Protein 2g.................4%
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Vitamin A 0%
Vitamin C 0%
Calcium 0%
Iron 4%
Zinc 2%
Thiamin 2%
Riboflavin 2%
Niacin 0%
Vitamin B-6 0%
Folate 4%
Vitamin B-12 0%
Phosphorus 4%
Magnesium 4%

* Percent Daily values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs

Enjoy these middle eastern falafel recipes

Lebanese Falafel
Palestinian Falafel
Egyptian Falafel
Israeli Falafel

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