Bagels facts

Bagels are chewy bread which is made from water, high protein flour, salt, yeast and sugar. It has chewy and dense interior having crisp and brown exterior. It is widely popular in Canada, United States and United Kingdom. It could be easily available in shops and supermarkets.

Name Bagels benefits and precautions
Origin Poland
Common/English Name Beigel
Type Bread
Main ingredients Wheat dough
Shape Ring form
Interior Dense, doughy, chewy
Exterior Browned, crisp
Major Nutritions Manganese, Mn 11.3 mg (491.30%)
Vitamin B1 (Thiamin) 0.3 mg (25.00%)
Iron, Fe 1.8 mg (22.50%)
Carbohydrate 23.44 g (18.03%)
Vitamin B9 (Folate) 60 µg (15.00%)
Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) 0.17 mg (13.08%)
Vitamin B3 (Niacin) 2 mg (12.50%)
Sodium, Na 160 mg (10.67%)
Phosphorus, P 62 mg (8.86%)
Protein 4 g (8.00%)
Health Benefits
  • Bone health
  • Level of sugar
  • Lower inflammation
  • Produces energy
  • Function of muscles
  • Treat cancer
  • Assist reproduction
  • Promotes digestion
  • Balance hormones
  • Skin health
Calories in 0.5 piece bagel ( 1 serving ), 43 g 110 Kcal.
Precautions  
  • It contains phytic acid which blocks the calcium uptake and cause osteoporosis.
  • It might cause diabetes.
  • It has harmful sweeteners such as processed sugar.
How to Eat
  • It is consumed fresh or toasted.
  • The mixture of apple butter, cream cheese and strawberry jam could be used as a spread over a warm bagel.
  • Melt low fat cheese over bagel.
  • It could be used for sandwich.
  • The bagel could be sprinkled with season salt and toasted.
Other Facts
  • Bagel was originated in Krakow in 1610.
  • It is only bread which is boiled before baked.
  • February 9 is celebrated as National Bagels & Lox Day.
  • National Bagelfest Day is on 26 July.
  • The frozen bagels were known from 1960.

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