What is Baklava?
Baklava is a Mediterranean dessert made with Phyllo dough, nuts, butter, and sugar. After baking to perfection, a sweet syrup is immediately poured over the pieces allowing the syrup to be absorbed into the layers.
We use highest quality walnuts and Grade AA butter, and we make our own syrup for our Baklava.
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Our baklava is especially noteworthy because it contains top grade california
walnuts, certified to be high in Omega-3 fatty acids. containing more of this
desirable ingredient than any other nut. Our walnut baklava contains these GOOD
ingredients. Sweet and good for you: That's the best of both worlds. Order our
Some baklava contains walnuts. Other variations include pistachios, pine nuts, almonds, or other nuts common to the Mediterranean and the Middle East. In many countries, baklava is an excellent compliment to coffee. Baklava is used in weddings, family get-togethers, and various other feasts and celebrations. We are glad to fill your baklava order quickly and efficiently.
The History of Baklava
Many groups claim Baklava as their own. However, a check of the
history of baklava yields surprising results. It is widely believed
that it is of Assyrian origin.
Around approximately the 8th century B.C., Assyrians baked thin
layers of dough with nuts, poured honey over it, and enjoyed this
Baklava was baked only on special occasions, usually by the rich
who could afford such a luxury. A poor
to exclaim, "I am not rich enough to eat Baklava in my house." Things have
changed over the years. Now, you can order baklava anytime and you do not have
to be a millionaire to enjoy the great taste.
Ancient Romans and other cultures threw walnuts instead of
rice at weddings because they believed walnuts
held aphrodisiac powers. They also used in in
fertility rites. On a side note, chick peas (garbanzos)
are also viewed as an aphrodisiac for men. Chick
peas are the main ingredient in hoummous (hummus)
bi tahini. Pine nuts have also been viewed as
an aphrodisiac for over 2000 years. Whether these
three foods help you or not, they
are a very tasty part of the ingredients we use
to make our Lebanese food.
The history of Baklava changed with the history of the land. The
Near and Middle East saw many civilizations come and go. Baklava
and the recipe had spread to the Near East, Armenia, and Turkey.
With the advent of the Grecian Empire, it spread westward to Greece.
Phyllo dough is named after the greek word for "leaf",
being "as thin as a leaf". The thickness (or for that
matter, the thinness) of Phyllo gives baklava is delicious crispy
So, when you eat a piece of baklava, you may
want to think of Greece. However, the history
of baklava reveals it came from farther East...
Even so, various countries offer tasty variations
and have loyal followings.
The history of Baklava - as colorful as the
History of the lands of the Mediterranean and
the Middle East.
- Are Walnuts Healthy? Clinical Scientific Update: Mounting scientific research shows health benefits of walnuts, especially heart-healthy omega-3s. Walnuts are the healthy nut and go beyond lowering cholesterol. A new clinical study from the University of Barcelona shows that substituting walnuts for monounsaturated fat in a Mediterranean diet
improves, and even restores, endothelial function
(the property of arteries to dilate in order
to meet an increased demand of blood). Walnuts
also reduce harmful cell adhesion molecules which
are associated with atherosclerosis, commonly
known as hardening of the arteries. These dual
effects enhance the circulatory system, therefore
aiding in the prevention of heart disease. According
to the researchers, walnuts are the first whole
food to show such cardiovascular benefits. The
study is published in Circulation: Journal of
the American Heart Association. Read
the report from Circulation: Journal of American
- FDA allows health claim for walnuts:- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration
(FDA) has affirmed the health claim, "Supportive
but not conclusive research shows that eating
1.5 ounces per day of walnuts, as part of a
low saturated fat and low cholesterol diet
and not resulting in increased caloric intake,
may reduce the risk of coronary heart disease." This
FDA decision comes in response to a petition
filed by the California Walnut Commission,
which highlights a body of international scientific
research substantiating the specific benefit
of consuming walnuts as part of a heart healthy
diet in reducing the risk of heart disease.
The body of evidence suggests that the nutritional
composition of walnuts contribute to these
heart health benefits.