Pretzel is a type of baked pastry made from dough that is commonly shaped into a knot. Pretzels, made of a simple mixture of water, flour and salt, were an ideal food to consume during Lent, when all types of meat, dairy and eggs were prohibited.
Pretzel was originated in Germany.
The first pretzels were baked as a soft, squishy bread.
Legend has it that the pretzel was invented by an Italian monk in the year 610 A.D. He called his creation as pretiola, which meant “little rewards”, as he has made them for small children to follow his prayers.