Contributor: Nadia Mustafa, 77
Place: Bethlehem, Palestine
Housewife, mother of ten children
|Recipe’s Personal Background||How did you learn this recipe?||I learned it from my gradmother|
|Is there some memory/historical event connected to this recipe?||No, there is not.|
|Personal reference to tradition transmitted by relatives (preparing together, sharing, eating together etc.)?||It is usually cooked for wedding meals or funeral services.|
|Mediterranean Background||Any tradition this receipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||It is usually served during sad or happy occasions, where they place the rice in a “mountain” shape with the meat on top, with cups of yogurt around.|
|Any Festivity this recipe is connected to? If yes, which one? Can you describe it?||_|
|Is your recipe connected to the territory you live in? Is it strictly linked to the specificity of the agricultural environment?
|Season (season this food is linked to)||It is cooked all year round.|
|Ingredient||Nutritional Importance||Health Benefits|
|Lamb Meat||30gm of lamb meat (uncooked)
• 248 calories
• 17.66 g total fat
• 7.44 g saturated fat
• 82 mg cholesterol
• 20.7 g protein
|High quality of protein is the main nutritional component of lamb meat|
• 130 calories
• 35mg Potassium
• 2.7gm Protein
• Vitamin B-12 3%
• Vitamin D 5%
• 0.1 g Sugar
|Rice provide fast and instant energy, regulate and improve bowel movements, stabilize blood sugar levels, and slow down the aging process|
|Garlic||Great source of vitamin C, vitamin B6 and manganese.It also contains considerable levels of minerals such as calcium, phosphorus and selenium.||Its properties are enhanced if eaten raw.
Evidence suggests that the ingestion of garlic reduces the risk of cancer, specifically prostate, oesophagus, colorectal and ovaries. It shows antibacterial and antiviral
properties, yet revealing interesting moderate effects in the reduction of blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides.
|Onion||Good source of fibre, vitamin C, vitamin B6, folate, potassium and manganese.||It shows anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties. The combination of these properties can prevent some cardiovascular diseases and cancers.|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||–|
|What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?||–|
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?|
|Is it suggested to eat this meal if you suffer from some disease? If yes, for which one?||1. Garlic has been found to assist babies to gain weight while they are in the womb.
2. Garlic strengthens the immune system as well as helps to fight chest infections, coughs and congestion
3. Garlic contains high levels of iodine which makes it a very effective treatment for hyperthyroid conditions
4. Garlic regulates blood sugar as it enhances the level of insulin in the blood.
Lamb meat is a high-quality protein source, containing all of the essential amino acids needed for the body’s growth and maintenance
|What is the primary base with which your food is prepared? Is this a derivative of oil or another base?||The main nutritional contents are proteins and starch.|
|What nutrition related illnesses or deficiencies are common in your area? Are there holistic or nutrition based remedies connected to these aliments?||The cancer is gaining ground.|