Food of the Egyptians

Ancient History, Authentic Culture and Appetizing Cuisine

Five things you may not know about Egypt, it is the:

  1. Second largest producer of Tilapia in the world,
  2. Largest aquaculture industry in Africa,
  3. Fourth largest strawberry producer,
  4. Number one rice producer in the Middle East and North Africa, and
  5. Fourteenth largest producer of corn in the world

Known for its ancient history, desert landscapes and the River Nile, Egypt is a country located in northern Africa along the Mediterranean and Red Seas, and is home to the Great Pyramid of Giza, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World.

“In a country of more than 90 million people with a GDP rate of almost 4 percent, Egypt has shown strong resilience to its past turmoil and rapidly luring investors to the market. It is a high potential market and has several promising investment opportunities reflecting optimistic outlook for Egypt’s economic future and growth in the coming period,” said Hesham Nasser, General Manager, DuPont Egypt.

“To help a growing Egyptian population, DuPont is committed to capture the opportunities and provide innovative food solutions. DuPont Pioneer, Crop Protection and Nutrition & Health works with food manufacturers and producers, applying integrated science to help build their businesses.”
According to The Economist Intelligence Unit’s Global Food Security Index (GFSI) 2015 findings, Egypt is the number one country on the overall improvement of countries with +19.9 points with the most improved change in Food Affordability, up 49 points. Ranked sixth in Middle East and North Africa (MENA) with strong agricultural infrastructure, Egypt scores 100 percent on nutritional standards and 99.3 percent on food safety standards.

And these numbers are no co-incidence. With its rich soil, Egypt is the largest producer of high quality crops, including the largest producer of rice in the MENA region. Egyptian cuisine makes heavy use of rice, legumes and vegetables characterized by dishes such as Ful medames cooked with fava beans or Molokhia, a staple meal in Egypt, especially in the northern cites of Cairo and Giza.

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