Falafels now made with nutrient-rich chia seeds
Dubai, United Arab Emirates; July 08, 2013: Just Falafel encourages breaking the fast in a healthy way during the Holy Month of Ramadan. The Middle East's home-grown quick-service restaurant highlights its healthy offerings and shares some tips on how people can prepare their bodies and eat healthy. This Ramadan, Just Falafel is also promoting healthier eating by introducing chia seeds – an ancient grain and ‘superfood' into its falafels. It is super high in dietary fibre, making it great for digestion and healing digestion issues.
Known as a Middle Eastern delicacy, falafels are made of fava beans that are rich in vitamin B and are a good source of complex carbohydrates. The addition of chia seeds into Just Falafel's menu means its falafels provide an added boost of healthy omega fatty acids, iron, vitamin C, potassium, calcium, fiber, protein and antioxidants.
Breaking the fast or celebrating Iftar by dining on falafel would help in slowly releasing energy after abstaining from food and water after sunrise and before sunset. Fasting causes the digestive system to slow down, so eating food high in fiber is the ideal choice to keep health in check. The US Federal Drug Administration recommends between 20-30 grams of fiber per day, and with one patty of falafel consisting 18 grams dietary fiber, diners are sure to experience the weight, heart, cholesterol benefits fiber packs.
“Managing food intake is the biggest responsibility that we have for our bodies when fasting during Ramadan,” said Mohamad Bitar, Just Falafel, Founder & Managing Director. “Spiritual discipline comes with self-control and Just Falafel helps to ease the breaking of the fast by offering light and nourishing choices. Just Falafel does not only provide customers with healthy options, but also focuses on raising nutritional awareness to a global audience.”
To pave its way into Ramadan, Just Falafel came up with a special meal to ease the metabolic state of the body. A single course that includes falafels, lentil soup, fattoush salad, cheese samosa, hummus, pita bread, jallab drink and dates would be easy to digest after abstaining from food and water.
Just Falafel serves falafel as a round croquette filled with fava beans, chickpeas, vegetables and spices. It can also be as a form of sandwiches that is packed with fritters and covered with homemade sauces and vegetables. For healthier options, baked falafels and a whole-wheat pita are a perfect alternative to the regular saj bread.
Just Falafel uses top quality ingredients from all over the world that are low in fat, rich in vitamins and minerals. In fact, the brand was recently certified as 100% vegetarian by the Vegetarian Society. Customers can choose to have their falafels baked or made regular, and the oil used is 0% cholesterol sunflower oil and is changed daily to ensure a freshly-made product.