Recipe’s Personal Background How did you learn this recipe? Mainly mother and grandma
Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe? Aadas b hamoud is cooked all over Lebanon and known well, some cook it twice a week
Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)? Recipe best cooked by grandma and old women. Traditionally, this recipe was served as main dish, these days its served as soup or main dish. The main aim of this traditional food is sharing the same plate by the family and neighbors
Mediterranean Background Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? This recipe is mainly cooked in summer with family, and during Christian and muslims fasting
Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it? Its 100% traditional Lebanese dish served during fasting, summer and other seasons
Season (season this food is linked to) Mainly cooked in summer, it can be served hot or cold as soup or main dish
Ingredient Nutritional Importance Health Benefits
Swiss Chard Good source of minerals (Iron) and vitamins (vitamin C, Folic Acid, Vitamin K & A) Anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effect.
Lentils Good source of protein, fibers, Vitamins and minerals Lowers Cholesterol, Good for digestion. Provides energy.
Potatoes Rich in K and P
Rich in vitamin C, B6
Rich in fibers and Beta carotene
Good antioxidant, helps lower blood pressure and good for digestion.
Carrot Rich in fibers, Beta carotene, vitamins and antioxidants Good for digestion, improve immune function, good for the eye and sight
Olive oil Rich in Monounsaturated fatty acids. Reduces the risk of heart disease, Cancer, Diabetes. Helps in increasing the level of good Cholesterol ( HDL ) and reduces LDL level.
Additional information
Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one? No
What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base? Olive oil (from olives tree)
Lentils( plant origin)Carrots (plant origin)
Potato (plant origin)
Swiss chard (plant origin), a good antioxidant. All in all, this recipe is a complete Vegetarian dish rich in Vitamins, minerals, fibers, proteins, Carbohydrates and healthy fats. It is also low in calories if prepared in the right way.
What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments? No, there are no holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these ailments. However Aadas b hamoud is good source of vitamins mainly vitamin C, minerals, fibers, and antioxidants. It’s also aids in digestion and 100% vegetarian dish.

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