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History and tradition
Legumes were a staple of the human diet more than 9,000 years ago when they were cultivated by the ancient Greeks and Egyptians. . Ancient Egyptians often ate beans, chick peas, lentils and green peas, just as modern Egyptians do today. This is due to the fact that legumes are a source of protein that are widely spread and at reach of all social classes. Beans have been discovered in the tombs of the Pharaohs and Aztecs. The ancient Egyptians considered beans to be an emblem of life and had temples dedicated to them. Ramses II of Egypt is known to have offered 11,998 jars of beans to the god of the Nile

Special features
The ful strengthens the mind

Like mother, like daughter
إيلب  ايل إضرء على فمها تطلع البنت لأمها  
Who does not know should say “lentil”
إلي مايعرفش يول عدس
It’s a bean that is equally divided into two
فلة و إتقسمت نصين

Festivities and traditions
During the holy month of Ramadan, ful is considered to be the main dish during suhur, a meal that is eaten right before sunrise.
During winter, it is very common to have lentil soup to warm you up.

Publish date 16/10/2013 11:06
Last updated 14/04/2014 17:02