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    Old 09-09-2004, 03:41 PM   #1
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    Falafel, Baba Ganoush, or Hummus?

    Among Falafel, Baba Ganoush, and Hummus, which one would be the best choice to eat? I am a vegetarian but I also try to choose low-fat foods. Which one of these are the lowest in fat (including saturated). Thank you.

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    Old 09-09-2004, 06:01 PM   #2
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    Re: Falafel, Baba Ganoush, or Hummus?

    if you're eating out, all three are probably pretty heavy on the olive oil. while you can get baked felafel, most places it comes deep fried, so i would eliminate that one first if you're shooting for low fat. my guess is that hummus would be your best bet, as eggplant tends to absorb a lot of oil.

    all three can be made lighter pretty easily at home if you like to cook.

    of course olive oil is very good for you as oils go, so i wouldn't fret about it too much.

    hope this helps.

    other good middle eastern options are tabbouleh and fattoush, both of which are vegetarian and a bit lighter than the other things you mentioned.

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    Re: Falafel, Baba Ganoush, or Hummus?

    Eggplant? Hummus is made with chic peas, isn't it?

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    Re: Falafel, Baba Ganoush, or Hummus?

    Baba Ganoush is made with eggplant

    Old 09-11-2004, 05:49 AM   #5
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    Re: Falafel, Baba Ganoush, or Hummus?

    Baba Ganoush and Hummus are way ahead in my book...greasy deep fried falafel FAR FAR behind.

    I make hummus all the time in my food processor...all that WONDERFUL fiber from the chickpeas and the marvellous flavor of roasted sesame...heaven on a pita.
    I'd do babaganoush but I get daunted by the roasting and scraping of the the egglants...too much like work!

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