Kebab – calories, nutritional values, how to make a kebab?

Kebab is a traditional dish of Arabic cuisine, although the recipe of how to make a kebab yourself at home is very simple, every day in many cities such as Warsaw, queues set up in front of the oriental bars to try this delicacy. – the calories it provides can be counted in thousands, and the nutritional value of the kebab leaves much to be desired. Check if the kebab is healthy, what is the difference between the kebab from the kebap and try the recipe for a diet chicken kebab.

Kebab is a dish made of roasted meat, from which small pieces are cut after baking, with the addition of vegetables and sauces.The whole is wrapped in a lavash or other thin cake or served in a thick roll. In Poland, the most popular is döner kebap (which means \ rotating roasted meat \), a dish derived from the Turkish cuisine.This is meat cut from a vertical spit (usually mutton, veal or poultry, never pork) served with salad Although the recipe of how to make a kebab yourself at home is very simple, everyday in many cities, such as, for example, Warsaw, queues set up in front of oriental bars to try this delicacy. No wonder – for a relatively small price You can get a solid portion of meat, but nutritionists warn – the calories it provides, you can count in thousands, and its value. Kebabs leave much to be desired.

In Poland (and not only) in parts of the bars selling this oriental delicacy there is the inscription kebap, not kebab. How do you explain it? The word kebab is of Arabic origin. In Turkish, the word is pronounced and written with a voivoded voice, meaning kebap (rarely as a kebab) Kebap sell Turks or people with Turkey related, and kebab – Arabs and other nations, in which the name of this dish is recorded as a kebab (eg Armenians).

The most popular type of kebab is a döner kebab, which is made of mutton or chicken, but in Poland it is difficult to obtain and the mutton is often replaced with pork. It’s good to know that the döner kebab was invented by Turkish immigrants in Germany to the taste of our western neighbors, but in Turkey there are other types of kebab


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Is the kebab healthy?

In the opinion of many amateurs of oriental cuisine, a kebab is a healthy meal because it contains dietary chicken meat, which is not fried, and quite a large portion of raw vegetables, but that does not mean that the kebab is healthy. What is unhealthy in a kebab?

Turkish kebab is a döner kebap. From the Turkish kebap you can find such dishes as Greek gyros, Arabic shawarma or Mexican al pastor.

  • meat – lamb meat is the most common kebab, but in our country there is also chicken meat (most often chosen in Poland), beef, but in most cases it is not pure single-species meat. It is mostly ground pork with beef or poultry meat, in such meat predominates fat of various origins and all kinds of improvers, fixatives and flavor enhancers, such as monosodium glutamate E621, soy protein, phosphate E450 or sodium citrate E331. in the form of a uniform mass, there are no flakes of meat on the grill.
  • lavash or other thin cake or a roll – most often it is made of not very healthy wheat flour, and also contain enhancers
  • vegetables – there is no guarantee that they are fresh.They often lie for days, which means they lose their vitamins and minerals
  • sauces – they are most often based on mayonnaise and oils
  • fries – this is a calorific addition to kebab.There is a risk that it is fried in old, repeatedly used oil
  • drinks – usually for kebab, caloric soda drinks are selected

Therefore, kebab provides the average amount of protein and healthy nutrients, but a very large amount of fat from meat and sauce and empty carbohydrates from the dough most often made from finely ground wheat flour.


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