Falafel

  • Why is falafel green inside?

    The Egyptian variety uses only fava beans. When chickpeas are used, they are not cooked prior to use (cooking the chickpeas will cause the falafel to fall apart, requiring adding…

  • Why is falafel not vegan?

    It’s hard to tell what falafel is just by looking at it, so it’s perfectly reasonable to wonder if it’s vegan. Falafel – typically – does not contain any meat,…

  • Why is falafel so dry?

    Because the soaked and ground chickpeas still have plenty of uncooked starch in them, they bind together quite well even without the aid of flour. Still, they can be a…

  • Why is falafel so filling?

    Chickpeas are high in protein and fiber, which makes them a filling food that may help lower appetite and reduce calorie intake at meals. Is falafel healthier than chicken? Tip:…

  • Will falafel make me fat?

    That said, falafel is traditionally deep-fried in oil, so falafel purchased at restaurants can be high in fat and calories. Falafel contains a variety of important nutrients, but it’s traditionally…

  • Why does falafel make me fart?

    Beans, lentils and chickpeas are notorious for their ability to cause bloating and wind thanks to their high fibre content. Despite this, you may not need to avoid them altogether.…

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