Falafel is a popular Middle Eastern food that is made from ground chickpeas. It is often served as a sandwich or wrap with vegetables and tahini sauce. Falafel can be made at home, or you can find it at most restaurants. So, the question is: Is Falafel Paleo Friendly?
The answer to that question depends on who you ask. Some people say that Falafel is not Paleo because it contains flour and other processed ingredients. Others say that Falafel is Paleo if it is made with only fresh, unprocessed ingredients. So, the verdict on Falafel and whether or not it is Paleo friendly remains somewhat ambiguous and may depend on your falafel recipe.
Why is Falafel Paleo Safe?
Some people consider Falafel balls OK to eat on the Paleo diet because Falafel is made with only fresh, unprocessed ingredients. Falafel contains chickpeas (also known as garbanzo beans), garlic, cumin, coconut flour and coriander. All of these ingredients are considered Paleo friendly foods. We recommend avoiding canned chickpeas and getting fresh ones from the store!
Why is Falafel Not Paleo Friendly?
Some people consider Falafel not Paleo because Falafel is deep fried in oil which makes it similar to other foods that are not Paleo like French fries or doughnuts – sometimes in an air fryer. Also Falafel is sometimes served with grain flour pita bread or white flour tortilla wrap which also make it non-Paleo. Many recipes for falafel use dried spices instead of fresh, but dried spices contain anti-clumping agents.
There is a lot of debate about whether Falafel is Paleo or not. Some people say that Falafel is not Paleo because it contains flour and other processed ingredients, but others say Falafel can be eaten on the Paleo diet if it made with only fresh unprocessed ingredients. In the end, Falafel may or may not be Paleo depending upon who you ask!
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