What is a Bagel?

A bagel is a round bread product

They are traditionally shaped by hand

They have a hole in the centre

Often topped with sesame seeds or poppy seeds.

Some other popular toppings are cream cheese, tomato, onions, peanut butter, and Nutella


History of the Bagel


The Bagel was invented between the 16th century and the 17th century

It was made in Jewish communities in Poland

Bagels were a common gift for women who had just given birth in Poland

Bagels were originally spelled beigel but this changed when introduced to North America

Beigel is still considered correct spelling in certain European countries such as Poland and England

The bagel became an important part of Poland as it became a polish staple in many diets

Bagels did not commonly have toppings until they were brought to North America

New York bagel companies began adding toppings to the Bagel in 1900




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