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Arepa: What is it?

This week we are giving Arepas away in our meal orders, have you ever tried them?


THE ORIGINS OF AREPAS

Arepas have been around for centuries dating back hundreds of years with its origins belonging to indigenous tribes. Arepas are made with maize, it is a Colombia and Venezuelan daily staple and equivalent to sliced cornmeal pocket. It is a round thick bread and originally was consumed as a complementary food to a main dish. The stuffing is whatever you like! Since Arepas themselves are neither salty nor sweet - you can stuff them with anything!


Nutritional Information

Arepas are packed with goodness that can help your body in a variety of ways! Here is a list of only some of the benefits of Arepas: - Rich Source of Protein - High Iron - Low Fat - Speeds up weight loss - Prevents Anemia - Good for vision and skin


How to make arepas?

Arepas can be prepared in a variety of ways but the most common is to use the toaster and cook them just like you would a normal bread. It takes minutes to have a nice warm arepa ready for eating. Alternative ways to eat: Use the stove or BBQ and cook the arepas with the flame. The oven is a great way to cook multiple arepas at one time Deep frying or air frying arepas is also an option


This week, enjoy FREE Arepas in every single order. Hurry up! We have a limited number of samples ;)

Read more about Arepas made in NZ: https://arepas.co.nz/pages/what-is-arepa




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