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How Do I Choose the Best Pita Bread?

Selecting the best pita bread involves checking for freshness, whole grain options, and minimal preservatives. Look for a soft texture and a pocket that puffs when heated. Consider artisanal brands for authentic flavor. What's your priority—nutrition or taste? Share your thoughts and continue the journey to finding your perfect pita.
Sherry Holetzky
Sherry Holetzky

Pita bread has been around for a very long time, and may in fact be one of the oldest types of bread. It is a delicious type of flat, round bread, commonly associated with Greece and the Middle East. Pita bread is often served with different types of dips or is used for making sandwiches. The type and brand you choose will be based in part upon your personal preferences, although some types are better for use with certain foods, while others might be better when eaten alone.

Commercial pita bread is available in different sizes, flavors, and types. You can also make homemade pita bread. There are a number of popular, established brand names of pita available from which to choose and there are many recipes available for making your own. Pita can be purchased plain or in specialty flavors such as Parmesan, onion, or garlic and herb. If this list is making you hungry, you will find many more options to satisfy your appetite.

Pita bread.
Pita bread.

Some people prefer a larger pita for the easier ability to make it into sandwiches. Pita is a flat, round, two-layer bread that is frequently cut across the middle to make two separate “pockets.” The pockets can then be filled with any variety of fillings to make tasty sandwiches. The larger the pockets are, the easier they are to fill, and the more filling each one will hold.

Pitas generally have two layers that present a pocket after baking.
Pitas generally have two layers that present a pocket after baking.

Pita bread may also be used to make pizza, or used in much the same way as a tortilla is used to hold food. A popular form of sandwich is called a wrap, and pitas can be used to make wraps as well. Some people also cut pita into wedges to serve with dips.

If you suffer from food sensitivities or food allergies, consider trying one of the many recipes of pitas created especially for those that have low tolerances for certain ingredients. There are also choices available for those who follow other special diets. You can choose from fat-free, gluten-free, low-calorie, whole wheat and other whole grain options.

You can also try different brands or different recipes to compare them and see which one you like best. A good example is comparing the specialty types, such as low-calorie options, to see which ones have the best taste. Making your own pita bread at home is a great way to save money while making comparisons.

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Pita bread that has herbs and spices already baked in is great for serving with all of your favorite dips. The seasoning goes nicely for dipping, whether you prefer dill dip, blue cheese dressing or salsa with your pita bread.

For the best flavor of your pita bread and dip, place the bread in the oven for just a few minutes to make it slightly toasted. This will bring out the flavor of the bread, plus it also tastes great served warm.


Pita bread is great for making sandwiches because it has several benefits. First of all, it is flat and thin, and usually has less calories than regular, heavier types of bread. It is also convenient to use because all you have to do is slice it for a ready-made pocket to stuff with your favorite sandwich items. Finally, pita bread has great flavor and goes well with anything you want to put inside of it.

A good tip for making sandwiches with pita bread is to buy the larger size. This will allow you more room for stuffing the bread. Another good tip is to warm it up slightly in your microwave before making your sandwiches. This allows the pita bread to be softer and more flexible for spreading condiments and putting in your favorite sandwich ingredients.


You can also find whole wheat pita bread at your local bakery or grocery store. It is richer and tastier than other types of pita bread in my opinion. It is also better for your health because it is made of whole grains instead of processed white flour.

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      Pitas generally have two layers that present a pocket after baking.