Are Grape Leaves Nutritious?
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Grape Leaves in Cooking
In culinary cooking, the main use for grape leaves is as a healthier wrap alternative for food rather than egg roll wrappers or phyllo dough. Grape leaves are a good source of minerals and vitamins, and have a macronutrient value, which is low in fat and easy on the caloric in-take.
The use of grape leaves are very common in the eastern world. Especially in places like Greece and the Middle East where stuffed grapes leaves are the favored appetizer dish. In ancient times, wrapped grape leaves were tangy and sweet, having a mixture of rice and lamb meat, and sometimes even fig as it is used in modern day.
The ancient Greeks believed that grape leaves symbolized prosperity, and if by chance you may recall viewing Grecian art work, you might have seen victorious Olympic figures adorned with grape leaf crowns atop their heads. The grape leaf was considered the chosen attire of the Gods, and for this reason, the color green is the Greek nation's revered color.
I personally enjoy eating stuffed grape leaves. The popularity of "Dolmas" is so huge that you can find these wrapped grape leaves at your favorite Mediterranean restaurant or now days even in your local grocery delicatessen. I've found that once you've acquired a taste for Dolmas, it's really hard to stop! Try it with a side of grilled eggplant ...
Sample of Greek Food
Armenian Stuffed Grape Leaves
Grape Leaf Recipes
- Grape Leaves Sarma Recipe
A step-by-step guide to cooking sarma with grape leaves. Complete with original photos!
- Nutrition Facts and Analysis for Grape leaves, raw
Nutrition facts and Information for Grape leaves, raw
How to Make Dolmades
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