Google Doodle Celebrates International Falafel Day

It’s the best thing that happened to chickpeas, says Google … with the possible exception of hummus.

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Google Doodle Celebrates International Falafel Day

It’s the best thing that happened to chickpeas, says Google … with the possible exception of hummus.

Google, the world’s most widely used search engine, celebrated International Falafel Day with a Google Doodle. 

Although it is not precisely known who invented falafel, it is commonly believed to have originated in Egypt 1,000 years ago. Falafel balls are usually made with chickpeas, and in its description, Google tips its hat to India, the world’s top chickpea producer, which is presently in high season. In Egypt, though, fava beans are used instead.

Either way, because it is made with pulses, falafel is a food that is rich in protein, dietary fiber and vitamins. Which raises the question: Can you have too much of a good thing? Ask the good people at the Hilton Dead Sea Resort & Spa in Jordan. This past May 31st, they made it into the Guinness World Book of Records with the world’s largest falafel, weighing in at 101.5 kg.  

This possibly marks the first time Google featured a pulse in a Google Doodle, but it surely won’t be the last. 

Google Doodle Celebrates International Falafel Day
Google Doodle Celebrates International Falafel Day
Google Doodle Celebrates International Falafel Day

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