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Community Needs => Health & Fitness => Topic started by: عوني on June 19, 2018, 06:36:11 PM

Title: Za'atar
Post by: عوني on June 19, 2018, 06:36:11 PM
Something I never noticed was how healthy Za'atar is:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Za%27atar
https://www.organicfacts.net/health-benefits/herbs-and-spices/zaatar.html
https://www.medicaldaily.com/zaatar-health-benefits-middle-eastern-spice-blend-fights-microbes-may-boost-brain-246726
Title: Re: Za'atar
Post by: SarahY on June 26, 2018, 04:35:44 AM
Za'tar is awesome. Off course it will be healthy a bunch of herbs and sesame seeds is bound to be good for you.
Title: Re: Za'atar
Post by: Cerberus on June 26, 2018, 04:44:19 AM
I've only heard good things about it from the older generation.

Making tea out of it is how we do it here and it is much more effective than just sprinkling a little on your salad.

by the way, Za'atar = Origano
Title: Re: Za'atar
Post by: SarahY on June 26, 2018, 05:01:05 AM
Actually I know za'tar to be thyme. but it seems to be used interchangeably with oregano because it's usually in the dried mix.

Zatar is nice on breads or as a croissant, chicken marinate, or dipped with eggs. I don't really like it on a salad.

Oregano tea sounds nice though
Title: Re: Za'atar
Post by: عوني on June 27, 2018, 05:54:41 PM
Za'tar is awesome. Off course it will be healthy a bunch of herbs and sesame seeds is bound to be good for you.

Totally agreed :) I know they make them really good in the Levant were they usually add it to e.g fatayer which tastes very good.

I've only heard good things about it from the older generation.

Making tea out of it is how we do it here and it is much more effective than just sprinkling a little on your salad.

by the way, Za'atar = Origano

Wouldn't you say it is better to eat it rather than drinking water (which is sort off soaked by the herb)? I'm thinking you would get more of the nutrients that way. :) But the tea version does sound nice too.

I think the Muslim countries have a lot of plant-based food that can be very healthy such as hummus, fatayer with za'atar, m'jedderah (a mix of lentils and bulgur wheat), chorbat Al-ads (lentil soup), tabbouleh, fattoush, biryani rice, etc.