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Table 1 Main ingredients used in the preparation of five traditional foods commonly consumed in UAE

From: The effect of nutritional composition on the glycemic index and glycemic load values of selected Emirati foods

Local name (description) Ingredients
Gurus (fried bread) Wheat flour, vegetable oil, egg, sugar, salt, and water
Assidah (flour with ghee) Wheat flour, sugar, ghee, salt, and water
Saqo (saqo seeds with ghee) Saqo seeds, sugar, ghee, saffron, and water
Marqoqa (bread with chicken stew) Wheat flour, chicken, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, carrots, tomato paste, vegetable oil, garlic, spices, and water
Threed chicken (bread with chicken stew) Wheat flour, chicken, potatoes, onions, tomatoes, zucchini, tomato paste, vegetable oil, spices, and water