Is Naan healthy to eat?

Chef's answer
Skip: Naan And like those fluffy spuds, this soft flatbread has little nutritional value. Most naan recipes call for Greek yogurt to give it that airy texture. But that's more than offset by less healthy ingredients like white flour, sugar, and oil.
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Pita bread is healthier than naan in general since it's lower in calories and fat. Pita only contains flour, water, salt, and yeast (many recipes also contain oil). Naan often contains these ingredients as well as yogurt, milk, and ghee, which makes it higher in fat and more calorific.Dec 21, 2020
The difference between the two is that Naan is usually made with an egg and yogurt base that thickens and gives it a different texture when cooking. Pita bread is a leaner dough that is a thinner and usually consists of basic ingredients such as flour, water, yeast, salt and olive oil.Feb 4, 2020
Campbell says some breads from other cultures can be healthier, but if you are shopping for any of these listed below, avoid breads that are white (like white naan bread) or ones made with refined grains. "This type of bread is low in nutrients and will spike your blood sugar," she explains.Jul 31, 2014
This version of flatbread consists of flour, water, yeast, cooking fat (e.g. butter, ghee), and yogurt, which gives the naan its softer texture. Unlike pita, for the bread to be "naan" it must be baked in a tandoori oven to give the bread its characteristic smoky flavor.Jun 29, 2014
Skip: Naan And like those fluffy spuds, this soft flatbread has little nutritional value. Most naan recipes call for Greek yogurt to give it that airy texture. But that's more than offset by less healthy ingredients like white flour, sugar, and oil.
Preferably with some tomato soup, but honestly soup or no soup, grilled cheese is always the best. Especially when made with naan.Feb 26, 2019
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