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What is Tabbouleh Salad and 5 Amazing Health Properties

The origin of Tabbouleh was Levant . Levant was a large region that included Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and parts of Palestine; But today, Tabbouleh is known as the national food of Lebanon, Nothing expresses Lebanese identity and authenticity as much as Tabbouleh . A culture in which the place of this salad is so valuable and important that they have marked a national day for it in their calendar. Since 2001, the first Saturday of July, the National Tabbouleh Day, has been announced in which people gather together to celebrate Tabbouleh by eating Tabbouleh .

What does Lebanese Tabbouleh Salad consist of ?

Tabbouleh consists of wheat semolina, cucumber, tomato, lemon juice, parsley, mint, olive oil, garlic, salt and pepper.

Benefits and properties of Tabbouleh for the body

1. Strengthen the body’s digestive system

Oatmeal contains fiber. A glass of oatmeal contains 8 grams of fiber, which is more than the amount of fiber in a bowl of rice. Fiber helps strengthen your digestive system to stay healthy and also controls your blood sugar and helps you lose weight by making you feel full.

2. Helps the body metabolism

Aside from being high in fiber and low in calories, oatmeal is a good source of iron. Iron is a mineral that helps carry oxygen in your body and thus improves the body’s metabolic function, which in turn produces collagen and strengthens the immune system in the body.

3. Detoxify the body

The presence of two substances, apigenin , in parsley increases the efficiency of liver enzymes, which leads to detoxification of the body.

4. Reduce the risk of cancer

Parsley contains folic acid, which prevents the growth of cancer cells in the body. Research shows that eating parsley reduces the risk of uterine and bowel cancer. In addition, parsley has many antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.

Olive oil also contains many antioxidants that can reduce the risk of cancer, especially esophageal cancer.

5. Strengthen cardiovascular health

Oatmeal is a good source of fiber, protein, iron, as well as vitamin B6, which reduces the risk of cardiovascular disease.

A bowl of Tabbouleh will bring you a miracle of taste and health, and it is better to put a special place for it in your daily diet and put it in the priorities of reception at your parties and periods.

How to prepare Tabbouleh salad :

1 . Put the wheat semolina in a bowl and cover it with about one centimeter of water, soak the semolina in that water for 20 minutes until it softens a little. Dry them with a fine cloth strainer and strain the cereals until the excess water is completely removed. Then transfer the ingredients to a larger bowl and combine with garlic, lemon juice, parsley, mint, tomatoes, cucumber, salt and pepper. Keep at room temperature or in the refrigerator for two to three hours so that the semolina can continue to absorb and swell.

2. Add the olive oil and mix together, taste it and season the seasoning.

What is the difference between Lebanese Tabula salad and Turkish Tabula salad?

Most of the ingredients in these two salads are similar but there are two major differences. Turkish Tabbouleh salad dressing is thicker and in addition to olive oil and lemon juice, it also has pomegranate paste or pomegranate sauce; And the next difference is that in Lebanese Tabbouleh , the ratio of wheat semolina to salad vegetables is much lower. In Turkish Tabbouleh salad, the opposite is true, and the amount of wheat semolina is much higher than that of vegetables. Turkish Tabbouleh salad is also known as bulgur salad.

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