Nuts, seeds, grains sold in Bulgaria. What are they called in Bulgarian?
What nuts were added to your dessert? What is your cereal for breakfast or a side dish is composed of? After reading this article, you will learn the Bulgarian names of nuts, legumes and grains, so you can boast that you understand what’s written on the packages of cereals, snacks, cookies and even beer labels.
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Nuts are a very important component of our diet, a source of plant proteins and vitamins... As well as a great snack to compliment a cold beer in summer. Throughout Bulgaria, nuts are sold both in packages and by weight in special shops or kiosks. They can be raw (“surovi”), baked (“pecheni”), fried (“parzheni”), pickled with the addition of various flavoring ingredients and even sweet or caramelized.
So, here’s a table with the names of the most popular nuts and seeds, which can be found in the Bulgarian menu - in salads, desserts, soups, etc. Since some of the nuts are allergens, restaurateurs are required to indicate them if they are included in the recipe.
|Nuts and seeds (English)||Ядки и Семена (Bulgarian)||Yadki I semena (Transliteration)|
|Apricot pits||Кайсиеви ядки||kaisievi yadki|
|Flax-seed||Ленено семе||leneno seme|
|Pine nuts||Кедрови ядки||kedrovi yadki|
|Poppy||Маково семе||makovo seme|
|Pumpkin seeds||Тиквени семки||tikveni semki|
|Sunflower seeds||Слънчеогледови семки||slanchogledovi semena|
Do you like porridge for breakfast? Or do you prefer cereal with milk? Are you a fan of lentil soup and dream of trying the Bulgarian national dish “bob yahniya”? Then you need a cheat sheet with the names of cereals and legumes that are common in the Balkans.
Table "Cereals and Legumes"
|Legumes and grains (English)||Бобови и Зърнени (Bulgarian)||Bobovi I zarneni (Transliteration)|
|Cereals||Овесени ядки||oveseni yadki|
|Chickpea||Нахут или леблебия||nahut ili leblebiya|
|Single grain wheat, zanduri||Лимец||limets|
|Spelled||Спелта или динкел||spelta ili dinkel|
|White, red, black beans||Боб бял, червен, черен||bob byal, cherven, cheren|
As a bonus for our readers who lead a healthy lifestyle, we attach a table with food champions in the content of plant protein.
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