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Fast Facts About Middle Eastern Food

Feb 22, 2018

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Middle Eastern cuisine comes from various countries and cultures ranging from North Africa through Asia. Many of your favorite dishes probably have different interpretations varying on the region they come from. To help prepare you for Middle East Feast Presented by Melissa's Produce, check out these fast facts about Middle Eastern food!

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Pita bread is considered to be the oldest type of bread in the world.


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McDonald's has its own version of falafel on their menu in Egypt; it is called the McFalafel.


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Eggplant is the most-consumed vegetable in the Middle East.


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The fava bean was once condemned because it was thought to contain the souls of dead people but don't worry...it's not true! 


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Saffron is the most expensive herb in the world. By the time it hits stores, it ranges from $600 to $1,000 per pound but is normally sold by the gram or ounce in markets.

Are you craving Middle Eastern food yet? It's not too late to buy your tickets for Middle East Feast Presented by Melissa's Produce on March 9!

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