Thin, flat layers. Later on, it was adopted by the Romans and used as a crust
for Pizza. In modern history (in the 1970s), pita became famous because of
the "pocket". Instead of using pita to scoop foods, Western civilizations preferred
to fill the pocket with everyday sandwich fixings. As a result, the everchanging
name continues to evolve, and is most commonly referred to as Pita Pockets or
Pita bread recipes differ from region to region but the basic ingredients are
flour, water, salt, sugar, and yeast. Pita bread has a round shape, forms a
pocket during baking, and has a golden brown crust color. During baking at high
temperatures, the dry exterior skin of the proofed flat dough sets and carbon
dioxide and steam expand until the pressure is sufficient to allow separation of
the lower and upper layers.
Shamsane Pita bread is the best selling pita bread in grocery and ethnic stores
in central and western Canada*. Our exclusive baking process and special recipe
has made our products so popular that we had to expand our shipping system to
cover from Winnipeg, MB, to Victoria, BC. Shamsane Brand Pita gives you the
power to turn ordinary meals into extraordinary meals. Our Pita is light, thin, and
made using only the finest ingredients. No fat is added in making our pitas. Our
pitas have no Trans Fat or Saturated Fat. A 55 grams serving of our White pita
provides 8% of your daily Dietary Fiber requirement, while our whole wheat pita
provides you with 16%**. Remember the name, Taste the quality; then you will
"If it's not Shamsane, it's not pita bread"
* Not including department stores
** Based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Old style pita oven Pita bread being baked in a traditional fire pit.
Small fire pitA man baking Pita bread in a small fire pit.
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