A meal that is popular in many countries of the Middle East, especially in the Mediterranean. The old Egyptians knew it and also the people of Levant, Palestine and Greece. It is a folk heritage produced from legumes, broad bean in Egypt, chickpea in Syria and chickpea and broad bean in Lebanon, to which onion, garlic and parsley are added and all ingredients are minced, seasoned and fried flat cake shaped in heated oil. Falafel is usually served in flat bread with other side dishes (chickpea, tahini, fresh vegetables or pickles). It is also served on a plate together with pickles or salads. Falafel has spread into many countries of the world as one of delicious and quick meals and it is also a favourite vegetarian dish.
Falafel is considered one of the most widespread and popular Oriental dishes in the West where it is almost impossible not to find a town or a city without a shop or a restaurant that would offer it. Though opinions differ on its origin, the meal is widespread in Egypt and in the area of Syria and Palestine where it is considered a popular dish regarding its spreading and low price compared to other meals. However, its nutritive value is high thanks to the high content of vegetable proteins and also of antioxidants, fibre and vitamins.
Galaxxy Food produces pre-fried falafel according to old Damascus recipe passed on from generation to generation that is distinguished by its simplicity and quickness of preparation while it does not contain any preservatives nor artificial flavourings.