An Ancient Grain For Modern Health
Have you tried freekeh, also known as green wheat? Popular in the Middle East for centuries, it’s coming into the spotlight in America, where it’s being praised for its high nutritional content and pleasant taste.
Freekeh (also called frikeh, farik and green wheat) is wheat that is picked when young, then dried and roasted. When shelled, it resembles bulgur or farro, and can be used in many of the same applications. While it has traditionally been popular in Lebanon, Syria, Israel, Palestine and Egypt, Oprah and others have brought this ancient grain into the modern limelight.
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Indeed, freekeh is a superfood with four times the amount of fiber than brown rice. It also has more vitamins and minerals than traditional wheat. Use it to make a pilaf, in place of rice, or in a fresh grain and vegetable salad like this.
Makes 4 side servings
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