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Would you care for tasty Lebanese bagels (Ka3k 3assrouniyyé)?

There is no doubt that our famous Lebanese bagels (Ka3k) awakens in many of us a lot of childhood memories and a certain sweet nostalgia… and that’s my case too! I still remember those summer days during which, immediately after my shower of the afternoon, I used to stand at the window of our house overlooking the main street where I would expect the arrival of that nice old man holding on his head a crafted wooden board on which were displayed dozens of fresh, hot, crispy Lebanese bagels deliciously covered with tasty sesame seeds (they looked like killer mermaids…), that smell the wonderful good old time.

Such wonderful memories that come to mind every time I saw a Lebanese bagels merchant passing in the street, loudly shouting loudly “Ka3k, Ka3k … 3assrouniyyé Ka3k”.

It’s for these good old times that I wanted to share with you today some notes on the nutritional side of these appetizing Lebanese bagels:
– The main ingredient in these bagels is white flour. Therefore, they turn to be a very important source of carbohydrates. They also contain vegetable proteins which play a certain role in cell regeneration. These bagels are also low in fat and fibres.
– These Lebanese bagels also contain a certain amount of vitamins of which the most important are the B vitamins that are beneficial to the nervous system.
– This bagels are also a source for a number of minerals of which the most important are potassium, phosphorus and magnesium.
– In terms of calories, our dear Lebanese bagels are highly caloric. In fact, each piece contains between 450 and 550 calories as an estimate and this always depends on the thickness of the dough. So beware of consuming an excessive portion. This is especially true for those wishing to safeguard a healthy weight.

In the end, we must remember that we can eat a certain portion of our Lebanese bagels, and this should always be commensurate with our personal nutritional needs while taking into account the preservation of a healthy and balanced diet.

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