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Calories in Middle-Eastern Food

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Healthy Middle Eastern Food

Middle Eastern food can be among the healthiest food options because it is typically prepared with olive oil instead of butter which contains saturated fat. Eggplant, lentils, green beans and chickpeas are major components of healthy middle eastern food. In addition spices with many health benefits such as cumin, garlic, sesame, mint, and onion are frequently used in many dishes to contribute to the unique tastes of many dishes. When dining there are some great options like tabbouleh, hummus, or baba ganoush that are served with a variety of vegetables. Just make sure to watch your portion sizes so that you don't go over on calories. 

Middle Eastern Food Nutrition

Middle Eastern cuisine predominantly uses whole, natural ingredients compared to western cuisine’s reliance on processed, high sodium foods. Before choosing what to order look here for Middle Eastern food calories and nutrition facts for a variety Middle Eastern food dishes to help you make the best decisions. Lamb is the primary meat in many dishes and serves as a great source of protein, selenium and vitamin B12. Bulgar, high in dietary fiber, is the popular grain of the Middle East and the main ingredient of tabbouleh. Try and steer clear or limit your intake of falafal, because it is made of deep fried chickpeas and very high in calories.

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