The Bsissa, a product of the Tunisian soil, an art of eating, a therapy and a whole culinary heritage to discover!

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Bsissa is a product of the Tunisian soil, an art of eating, a therapy, a whole culinary heritage.

The first recipe of the Bsissa would have, it seems, seen the day in the era of the Byzantine empire (certain mosaics, integrating the bsissa, were found in Tunisia). Over the centuries, it has been adopted by all levels of the Tunisian population, and is now served at lunchtime, as a dessert or as a main meal, and is attracting more and more people throughout the world!

In the Bedouin tradition, Bsissa was recommended to travelers and pilgrims because it is highly nutritious and offers a high quantity/nutrition ratio! It is also used during Ramadan to facilitate fasting.

The traditional recipe of Bsissa has been passed down from generation to generation so that today we can enjoy its nutritional richness. It is usually eaten for breakfast with a few dates which makes this combination a very energetic, delicious and sustaining dish.


Components and nutritional characteristics of bsissa:

Bsissa is a vegan, raw, complete and energetic food, a clever mix of cereals, roasted legumes, flavors and spices. It is tasty, filling and nutritious.

The presence of legumes and cereals in this culinary cocktail makes Bsissa rich in vegetable proteins, fiber, slow sugars, trace elements, minerals and polyphenols. Also rich in calcium, phosphorus and iron, it is excellent for the growth of children.

The flavored spices used in this blend provide fresh, invigorating, sweetening, astringent, anti-inflammatory flavors and rich and varied scents, which stimulate the appetite and promote secretions that contribute to good digestion. The diverse and rich composition of this food gives it healing properties.

So prized, a festival is even organized in its name every year in the city of Lamta, Tunisia, to pay tribute to this traditional dish.


Composition of the Bsissa

Bsissa is made with roasted cereal flour, seasoned with marjoram, coriander, anise and fennel and prepared with olive oil. The presence of legume flour (chickpeas, flax, lentils) together with the richness in fiber of 14% of its ingredients, facilitate the intestinal regulation. Bsissa is rich in vitamins and minerals. It is suitable for diabetics (rich in slow sugar) and it is an excellent appetite suppressant. It is also available in a gluten-free version.

How to consume the Bsissa:

Bsissa is eaten as a paste mixed with olive oil and sugar or honey and your choice of nuts, or as a refreshing drink in summer, obtained after diluting the powder in water and ice cubes to which we add our favorite fruit or sugar. Bsissa is usually served for breakfast but can also be eaten as a dessert!

Preparation of the bsissa, our suggestions:

Breakfast cream: Mix tablespoons of Bsissa flour with 10 ml of olive oil and a little water. Sweeten with honey, maple syrup or other sugar. Sprinkle with nuts and make it your complete breakfast with your favorite cup of coffee.

Bsissa en crème déjeuner

Energizing and refreshing protein drink: 2 tablespoons of Bsissa flour, 250 ml of cow’s milk or vegetable milk, sweeten with date syrup, maple syrup, honey or other sugar, add ice cubes, mix and enjoy.

Bsissa en breuvage pour déjeuner

Energy ball: Mix the flour of Bsissa with olive oil, dried fruits, pieces of dates, make succulent balls. Discover the complete recipe here.

Boules d'énergie à la bsissa

Fruit Dip: Mix 2 spoons of Bsissa flour with a little olive oil.

Frequently asked questions :

  • Is Bsissa fattening? With 283 calories, Bsissa is not fattening. Bsissa can be consumed as a drink or in solid form. It is beneficial for diabetics because of its slow sugars and fibers that help regulate blood sugar levels.
  • Is it good for my child? Introduce Bsissa to children, Bsissa is rich in iron, calcium and phosphorus which helps their development and growth.
  • Is it suitable for a specific diet? Bsissa is a good ally for athletes and those who are on a diet.
  • Why should I eat Bsissa? Bsissa is eaten at breakfast time and gains particular interest during the month of fasting where its nutritional qualities and its richness in calories allow the fasting person to better bear the hunger during the day. It is also savored at the time of a birth by the mother and the guests, a Tunisian tradition that has lasted for decades.
  • What to eat the bsissa with? Bsissa is best eaten with dates and dried fruits.

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