Halvah


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Halvah

 

a confection made from crushed roasted oil-bearing seeds and caramel beat together with a foaming substance. Depending upon the type of oil-bearing seeds, one can produce tahini halvah (from sesame seeds), peanut halvah, sunflower-seed halvah, soy halvah, walnut halvah, and mixed halvah (from several types of seeds). The foaming substance is a decoction of soapwort or licorice root. When the caramel is beaten with the root decoction, a porous mass saturated with air is formed, to which the crushed seeds are then added. Vanilla, cocoa powder, or raisins may be added. Halvah is an Oriental delight (seeORIENTAL DELIGHTS). It contains 2.27 to 2.3 mJ (545 to 555 kcal) per 100 g.

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The airline had allegedly decided to take the Achva brand halvah, an Israeli sesame snack, produced in a factory located in the Barkan Industrial Park in Judea and Samaria, off its menu following pressure from the Palestine Solidarity Movement, a group that often encourages the boycott of Israeli products.
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Calories from added sugars were obtained from sugar added to tea and coffee, chocolate milk, ice cream, peanut butter, sweet rolls, cakes, cookies, baklava, pastries, doughnuts, crackers, ready-to-eat cereals, fruit juice, canned fruit, nectars, mayonnaise, syrup, honey, jelly, jams, candy, caramel, chocolate, halvah, toffee, and soft drinks.
MAS report further stated that, several field surveys were conducted by it in over 20 festivals and events held in Riyadh, Abha, Jeddah, Taif, Al Dammam, Al Baha, Al Ahsa, Hail, Al Madina, Buraidah, Onaiza, Al Namas, Sakaka, Najran, and Amlaj, explaining that the majority of visitors to the festivals were families, but there was an increasing number of visitors, who were either singles or coming with friends, as was the case with visitors to Al Jouf Halvah, Taiba Summer, and Hail Summer in addition to Eastern Province- and Jeddah Summer Festivals.
Obama's kitchen garden with a tarragon dressing, lavash bread, thyme roasted chicken and sesame halvah crunch for dessert.
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Ottoman business and political leaders conspired to obtain cooking titles such as "Superintendent of Sherbets", a sort of dessert manager, whose responsibilities would have included overseeing the creation of Tugra's $15 cinnamon halvah wrapped around freshly plucked fig ice cream or the restaurant's baked quince with clotted cream laced with pomegranate syrup.
Outside of the tree a large traditional Bedouin tent had been erected, again with colorful rugs lining the ground inside, and a long table full of fresh fruit, grain salads, cheeses, several kinds of bread, olives, halvah, nuts, refreshing drinks, and bottles of olive oil.