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What Makes the Pita Special and Delicious

Discover more about the pita, a timeless food choice that is delicious, healthy, and very versatile.




Pita (/ˈpɪtə/ or US /ˈpiːtə/)[1] in Greek, also known as Arabic bread, Lebanese bread, or Syrian bread,[2][3][4] is a soft, slightly leavened flatbread baked from wheat flour, which originated in the Near East,[4][5] most probably Mesopotamia around 2500 BC.6 It is used in many Mediterranean, Balkan, and Middle Eastern cuisines, and resembles other slightly leavened flatbreads such as Iranian nan-e barbari, Central and South Asian flatbreads (such as naan), and pizza crust.

Pita Bread

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Pita Bread

This staple of Middle Eastern and Mediterranean cuisines is surprisingly easy to make -- and the process feels almost magical. It starts with a simple yeast dough (we used some whole-wheat flour in addition to white) that gets baked in a very hot oven. The heat activates the yeast and creates steam, which makes the dough puff up dramatically, forming the signature pocket.